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    Flip Flop Flyers Club Hats Ten Year Anniversary

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    It has been ten years since I started the "Flip Flop Flyers" hats based on the old "be careful out there" thread managed by user "FlipFlop". In that time I have sent out close to 250 hats to folks who have dinged up their plane in one way or another.

    The purpose? Not to add further embarrassment, but instead to create a catalyst to share what happened to them in order to keep others from doing the same.

    The process? Send me an email with the shipping information of a fellow member who needs one of these hats. No note is included, no source disclosed, the hat just shows up in their mailbox.
    "Often Mistaken, but Never in Doubt"
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    You missed a few!
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aktango58 View Post
    You missed a few!
    Or two

    Glenn
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    need a stealth hat for you-all
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!

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    Watch out for supposed confidants that rat on you and live in Texas!
    "Put out my hand and touched the face of God!"
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    Some of us need the humility. Luckily I have gotten one in a while, knock on wood.
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    Steve Pierce

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    need version(s) for multiple flip flops..... some members need them.....

    maybe color(s)

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    I had a version of with a hard hat and a can of 9 lives strapped to the top....
    "Often Mistaken, but Never in Doubt"
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    Oak Leaf Clusters!


    Quote Originally Posted by mike mcs repair View Post
    need version(s) for multiple flip flops..... some members need them.....

    maybe color(s)
    "Put out my hand and touched the face of God!"
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    Still wear mine with pride, along with some scars, happy to be alive to do so!


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    I guess I'm just a half assed flip flopper,..... never have gone all the way. Note the lassoed tail, I was just getting ready to pull it back down when I realized I needed to take a picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Some of us need the humility. Luckily I have gotten one in a while, knock on wood.
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    But you discover new and adventurous ways to earn them!

    And Courier, don't jinx yourself!
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!

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    Quote Originally Posted by courierguy View Post
    I guess I'm just a half assed flip flopper,..... never have gone all the way. Note the lassoed tail, I was just getting ready to pull it back down when I realized I needed to take a picture.
    What’s the story on this one? I’m guessing you sacrificed a prop or were you able to pull a Chuck Norris and kill it with the prop sideways

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    All you have to do is damage something to earn a hat, doesn't have to be a flip over.
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    All you have to do is damage something to earn a hat
    If damaged ego counted I'd have dozens of hats.
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    Received the hat of shame/comfort in the mail today...thanks for the support! And if anyone wants some tips on the finer points of ground looping, enough time has passed that I can now talk about it without getting sick, for the most part. Husky is at the vet getting a new leg and wingtip, hopefully we’ll actually make it all the way to New Holstein next year!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mraemartin View Post
    Received the hat of shame/comfort in the mail today...thanks for the support! And if anyone wants some tips on the finer points of ground looping, enough time has passed that I can now talk about it without getting sick, for the most part. Husky is at the vet getting a new leg and wingtip, hopefully we’ll actually make it all the way to New Holstein next year!


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    Missy, I'm just always glad when it is just fabric/metal and pride that gets bent. Good luck with the repairs, and thanks for being willing to post about it - most don't.

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    I have unfortunately earned 2 flip flops. I do not look at the incidents as OMG KEEP IT QUIET, but as a step back assess evaluate what how when we do things let others learn from my our mistakes and head out and go for it again. If one person learns from my mistakes and keeps from doing what happened to me then it is all worth the unfortunate moments I had.
    SJ thanks for the humbly accepted hats to shade our eyes. They help start a conversation with someone interested and willing to listen and may be learn from us.

    I just lost 2 very close fantastic friends Pilot and soon to be pilot, who I wish were still with us to receive a hat each. Some of the lessons we learn are very harsh and hard to live with.

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