Dear Hume Cousins,
It was most exciting!
This afternoon I was at my computer in the offices of R.E.Lancaster
Sons, Inc., just E mailing away, when I heard the planes.
I rushed to the big windows just in time to see the HUME/HOME AIR
FORCE fly over in formation. What a thrill. I saw them, when they did
several fly overs, while we were in Moultrie, Ga. for the recent Scottish
This sighting was extra special to me. This was a first, to see
them fly over Trafalgar. The town's people were very excited. Many were
standing out in the streets, shading their eyes, and looking to the sky.
The formation circled and then headed east. They flew over our farm. I
am sure they could see my niece, Lisa, standing on the porch of the West
House, waving her Hume sash as they flew over.
I waved and waved. Thought proudly, "My Clans own personal Air
I could see the Commanding General, the Hon. Albert Eaton waving
from the lead plane. Cousin Donna Stogsdill was waving from another and
Cousin Douglas Eaton the National Editor, was waving from yet another. I
looked and looked for Judy, then I remembered that she would be standing
on the runway, with the flags, to guide them safely to their landing
My heart still flutters when I think of the scene. Oh, yes, the
Hon. Elizabeth "Beth" Bishop Palmer Gay was waving from the last plane in
the formation. Her hair was trailing out behind her. I heard that
Miranda was flying in the plane with Beth. I know she is a great
Co-Pilot. Good going Miranda.
I will be watching the skies for the next fly over. I have
informed Gov. O'Bannon to alert our Indiana National Guard to give them as
much air space as they need when they fly over.
We will be looking for them on National Tartan Day, Sun., April 6,
2003, if not before.
I imagine that The Daily Journal will have a full front page spread
about the Fly Over in the morning paper. I will get the article off of
their website and forward it to you.
What a day for Trafalgar. Memorable! Thanks, Al and all the other
members of the Hume/Home Air Force.
Your Proud Cousin,
Ivan D. (Hume) Lancaster, FSA Scot of Trafalgar (Indiana)
will be able to see the Hume Air Force Plane in Antarctica. It was all
polished up for this special appearance.
This was taken when our Hume Cousin, Denise Durman was in
Antarctica either last winter or the winter before.
Ivan, Hume Air Force Ground Spotter
My Bro. Jerry was really disappointed that he was in Indpls. when
the Force flew over Trafalgar. Bro. John just says, "Hum."
Thanks, Al, for the picture. It has been copied on glossy paper
and put up on the side of a filing cabinet with the other Es relating to
the Fly Over.
Cousin Ivan D. Lancaster of Trafalgar (Indiana)
Attached is a
rare copy of one of the Clan Home Society Air Force's Stealth
Sopwith Camels. You will note that even though it has the insignia of the
RAF on the fuselage and wings, the "N" number near the tail indicates that
it is of United States registry. I think Doug will be including a copy of
this in the next issue of The Home Works.
The first is a photo that we took on the way
to the Scottish Weekend caliedh. We caught a stelth sopwith camel on
the ground at the airport. Notice it is even hard to see when on the
ground The next is the entire flight in formation over the library.