A reflection on my time aboard FLIP during the CASPER campaign in 2017, which ended up being this iconic platform's final science mission. My contribution to FLIP's legacy was as a minor action in a sweeping and storied history that spanned decades of ocean and atmospheric exploration, engineering, and discovery. It was an honor to have been able to set foot on this singular platform in the Pantheon of scientific infrastructure.
We also had a Town Hall on FLIP's legacy at the 2022 Ocean Sciences Meeting. The perspectives from 3 eminent scientists and users of FLIP, as well as an anthropologist. The slides from the town hall (great historical pictures and video of this unique platform) can be found here: