Through a children’s book based on his life, a furry pup has been inspiring future young aviators. In Turbo the Flying Dog. The second installment of the series, Turbo Learns to Fly releases July 20th, just in time for EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI.his first “tail” rescue dog Turbo overcomes his fear of flight in order to reach a new home in
In December 2012, Victoria Zajko, a commercial pilot, flew to adopt a puppy from a rescue in West Virginia. Turbo was the only appropriate name for the pup, who took to flying right from the beginning. Turbo is more than comfortable around an airport and demands the attention of fellow pilots and aviation enthusiasts everywhere he lands. To date, he has logged 89 hours of flight.
Zajko teamed up again with author Kelly Kennedy and illustrator Michelle Zajko to create Turbo Learns to Fly where children join Turbo on his first flight lesson. Children ages 4 to 8 learn aviation terminology like “pre-flight” and “ailerons” and are introduced to Turbo’s female flight instructor, Olive. Olive is having trouble fitting in as a female pilot, but with Turbo’s help her confidence soon soars.
Turbo the Learns to Fly will be available in paperback at www.TurbotheFlyingDog.com and Amazon.com on Monday, July 20th. Turbo the Flying Dog is available in paperback and on Amazon Kindle.