Laird-Turner LRT
1938
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Laird-Turner LRT

Winner of the Thomson Trophy in 1938 and 1939.

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Kurt Catob, 04.07.2012

There are other examples of Laird's work at the Glen Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, NY.

Roy Murphy, 14.05.2012

I hitched my way from Boston to Cleveland Air Races in 1938. I met Roscoe Turner beside his Meteor on the dispay line. I was 17 and he lifted me up on the wing so I could see the cockpit. Then he borrowed a kids bike, sat on the handle bars backward and in full military uniform rode down the runway and back. A couple days later he won the Thompson trophy race. A colorful charater and a gentleman.
40 years later in the DC air museum I got to touch the Meteor again. I love that airplane and the memory

Tom Yost, 18.05.2011

Col Roscoe Turner was my boyhood hero. In 1965 i was waiting to catch a plane in Columbus ( think ) and across from the terminal was the Turner Flying Service. He wasnt there that day but I got a picture of the Laird-Turner Racer hanging from ceiling in the hanger

deaftom, 05.04.2011

Actually, designated the LTR-14 Special, also called the Meteor.

Bob Tufo, 13.03.2011

This is Matty Laird's masterpiece conceived and built on the South Side of Chicago.

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