Sport: Turner Sunset

"Sport? Good of aviation? Bunk! . . . We race for glory and for fame and for the money we can make." Thus wrote swashbuckling, 43-year-old Roscoe Turner, wax-mustached dean of U. S. speed fliers, in this month's Popular Aviation. Last week, at Cleveland, Colonel Turner (National Guard), winner of the famed Bend'x transcontinental air race (1933), won the Thompson Trophy classic, world's No. 1 round-&-round air race, for the third time. Like a speed-drunk bumblebee, his fat little, short-winged racer whizzed 30 times around a ten-mile course in 63 min., 42.52 sec.—an average speed of 282.536 m.p.h.

After pocketing the $16,000...

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