My story is about speed.
I am Roscoe Turner – aviator, showman, movie star, barnstormer, and entrepreneur. In the ‘20s and ‘30s, I broke every speed record and won the Harmon, Thompson, and Bendix trophies. I was the Number One American Speed Pilot. I also had a pet lion, named Gilmore, who traveled with me until his weight in the plane slowed me down. “Stuffed”Gilmore, my trophies, and my planes are now at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., but my memory lives on in Corinth.