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Lapel pins

Post by jwlemke » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:42 am

I was hoping to find a Sailplane Lapel Pin somewhere but I'm not finding much.
SAC has something for $10 but there are no pictures of it. Has anyone seen it?
Any other suggestions of where to look?
TIA, Jim.

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Re: Lapel pins

Post by Charles Petersen » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:52 am

Consider wings as an alternative. Take a look at the ones we use for Freedom's Wings; there are some in the office. Martin Sanderse had them made for us.

Or see if Tom Knauff still sells jewellery. His store is www.eglider.org Or the SSA store www.ssa.org
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Re: Lapel pins

Post by jwlemke » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:29 pm

SSA had a few but I ended up ordering the pin from SAC. I'll post a picture once I get it.
($10 + $6 P&H)

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Re: Lapel pins

Post by Charles Petersen » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:33 am

We paid ~$2.00 each for the Freedom's Wings pins. How about a York Soaring set of wings? Members, and a takeaway for intro flight guests...
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Re: Lapel pins

Post by jwlemke » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:47 am

Good idea! I agree that $10 is a bit stiff. One of the problems with making our own is that most places have a 50 piece minimum order, some higher. However, if someone can help with artwork, I'll see what I can arrange.

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Re: Lapel pins

Post by Charles Petersen » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:54 am

My daughter-in-law (now a former daughter-in-law) did the artwork for the FWC pins. Perhaps good old Roberto Centazzo for the artwork, and the shop Martin found for the manufacturer, and a check to see if they are indeed in the ~$2 apiece range, the club would pick up the initial order.

I don't see a method of posting either a photo of the FWC pins, or the artwork. They are gold-coloured metal with an enamel two-colour logo. But, worst case, I'd guess it would be easy to replace the FWC logo with one for YSA. Or the 'G' that designates a glider pilot.
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Re: Lapel pins

Post by jwlemke » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:02 am

If you have a photo of the FWC pin, please send to jim@TheLemkes.ca

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Re: Lapel pins

Post by jwlemke » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:03 am

BTW, do you have an e-mail address for Wayne Hewison? I need a language proficiency form filled out.

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Re: Lapel pins

Post by Ivor David » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:42 pm

Wayne's e-mail is whewison@start.ca
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Re: Lapel pins

Post by jwlemke » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:15 pm

Thanks Ivor!

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Re: Lapel pins

Post by Bruce Bishop » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:21 am

We have a 3d printers. If you have a rough idea send it to Cole at colebsax@gmail.com. He can clean it up and print a few for casing or approval if that helps.

Said he would be happy to help.

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Re: Lapel pins

Post by jwlemke » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:19 am

Thanks Bruce & Cole. I'm still waiting for a pin to arrive from SAC to see what it looks like. I'll be in touch.

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Re: Lapel pins

Post by jwlemke » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:02 pm

I did eventually get a lapel pin from SAC. (The mail strikes slowed it down.) Here's a picture with a bottle cap for perspective..
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It displays in landscape for some reason but if you click on the photo it displays properly in portrait mode.

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Re: Lapel pins

Post by Charles Petersen » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:38 pm

Wear it with pride Jim, we glider pilots are a rare breed.
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