Turner then turned to speed flying and entered the 1928 National Air Races. A year later, he helped organize Nevada Airlines, operating between Los Angeles, Reno, and Las Vegas.
In 1930, Turner bought a lion cub named “Gilmore” and they began flying together. The pair set an East-West record flight between Canada and Mexico. The two flew together for the next decade, making a name for themselves.
In 1940, Turner established the Roscoe Turner Aeronautical Corporation in Indianapolis and opened an aviation school. He helped train flight instructors, pilots, and mechanics to help with the war effort during World War II.
Turner continued to contribute to the development of aviation through his school and aircraft sales through the 1950s and ‘60s.
He and his wife, Madonna, hosted several events at their home on West 10th Street.
Turner died June 23, 1970, at the age of 74. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery.
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