Roy Minor landed three times at Tucson. His first visit was solo in NX172M, a New Standard D-29. He landed sometime between June 25th and June 28, 1930 (he didn't enter dates of arrival or departure). Based at Los Angeles, CA, he was westbound from El Paso, TX.
His second landing was on September 16, 1930. This time he carried three unidentified passengers in the Travel Air B-6000 NC9813. Based again at Los Angeles, they were westbound from El Paso, TX to Los Angeles. Minor's third landing was between April 2nd and May 19, 1934. He flew the Stinson NC12152 and carried two passengers identified as E.C. Kenton and P.C. Toeffler. Based at Los Angeles, Minor entered neither dates nor destination.
Minor placed second (behind Register pilot Roscoe Turner) in the 1934 Thompson Trophy Race. He won $1,500 for his speed of 208.376 MPH. Below, from site visitor Joe Kranz, a U.S. postal cachet ca. September, 1934, which commemorates the National Air Races that year.
Roy Minor, U.S. postal cachet Ca. September, 1934 (Source: Kranz)
Minor also took first place in the Shell Speed Dash in 1934, winning an additional $765. He placed in a couple of other events winning smaller sums. All in all it was a good year for him at the Races.
Minor's Web presence is limited with most hits focusing on his Thompson Trophy activities. He also landed twice at Clover Field, Santa Monica, CA. Please direct your browser to the link for the context of those landings and for a photograph of Minor.
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