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    No CLUE!

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    Latitude 69 degrees 40 minutes North. Eastern hemispere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kjell Engkrog View Post
    Latitude 69 degrees 40 minutes North. Eastern hemispere

    Cheers,

    Thank you Kjell, but maybe too much for a first hint...

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    Last edited by HB-IHC; 10-31-2009 at 03:45 PM.



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    So there I was an hour or so ago thinking "GoogleEarth".

    Scan the coastline areas areas around that latititude in Kjells region of the world and what happened ?

    Bloody (_e=Mc2_) aka smartass.....AKA Paul, beat me to Tromso.

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    Tromsų it is, HB-IHC gets to go next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianw999 View Post
    So there I was an hour or so ago thinking "GoogleEarth".

    Scan the coastline areas areas around that latititude in Kjells region of the world and what happened ?

    Bloody (_e=Mc2_) aka smartass.....AKA Paul, beat me to Tromso.

    Ooooohhh.....BOLLOCKS !!!!!
    Brian, stop it, I'll get all




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    OK Guys and Gals,

    here's my first offering on this thread (and I promise I won't beat you to it this time Brian )...

    ... let's play NAME THAT AIRPORT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HB-IHC View Post
    OK Guys and Gals,

    ... let's play NAME THAT AIRPORT!

    OK, these are very difficult so I figure a clue now and then will help.

    Here's the first clue: The newer sheep rims

    ... well, you didn't think I'd just tell you where to look did you?

    For anyone that doesn't instantly recognise what's going on with this clue, it is an anagram that will help you, a bit.... when you've solved it.

    Have fun

    Paul



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    OK. Western Hemisphere ?
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    ...and the bent road sign and vehicles look American ?
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    Yes, Brian... you have unravelled my woolly clue and your observations have also brought you one step closer. It is indeed an American airport!

    Paul



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    OK. Doesn't exactly look like a busy international so I'm guessing mostly ga/business jet ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianw999 View Post
    OK. Doesn't exactly look like a busy international so I'm guessing mostly ga/business jet ?
    I don't know enough about this airport to answer that Brian, although GA and Biz for sure, but picking out the aviation from the Hobbity verses below will help you get a bigger picture:

    There's something about the Albatross
    When you gaze upon its parity
    It might look like a Goshawk
    Surging across the Galaxy

    Seven Two, Seven Two, Seven Two, Seven Two
    I spy them there, and four to see
    Seven Three, Seven Three, Seven Three, Seven Three
    I can't see any but there might just be

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    OK...so....the Grumman Albatross is a seaplane.

    Goshawk ? Hmmm, T45 Goshawk, modified version of BaE Hawk

    so....a tentative foot in the water....

    Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas ?
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    Then again...Galaxy ? Lockheed Galaxy ?

    Seven two, Seven three ..... 767-200/300 ?
    But also GA/Biz. !!!

    Stabbing in the dark here...although the bright blue sky screams California/Texas/Florida ?
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    Or....

    Aaaaah...possibly Kingman, Arizona.

    Galaxies and stored 767-200's and a busy GA/bizjet airfield
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianw999 View Post
    OK...so....the Grumman Albatross is a seaplane.

    Goshawk ? Hmmm, T45 Goshawk, modified version of BaE Hawk

    What do you call a man with no arms and legs floating on the water?.... BOB!... Bang On Brian!

    (unresreved politically correct apologies to any amputees can be forwarded if necessary)


    Quote Originally Posted by brianw999 View Post

    so....a tentative foot in the water....

    Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas ?
    tenative foot, but the water's too cold for you to want to stay at this location...


    Quote Originally Posted by brianw999 View Post
    Then again...Galaxy ? Lockheed Galaxy ?
    Yes, well spotted in a spiral way, but be careful here that you don't read too much into your stars on that one...


    Quote Originally Posted by brianw999 View Post
    Seven two, Seven three ..... 767-200/300 ?
    ... too convoluted, the information here is not ... refer back to the stanza.

    Quote Originally Posted by brianw999 View Post
    Stabbing in the dark here...although the bright blue sky screams California/Texas/Florida ?
    You have a VERY LARGE stabbing utensil, too large for me just at this moment. Recap the poem, identify what you know I am saying and what you think I am saying and check back with me... to help you, there are no red herrings in the poem and no clues in this paragraph.


    Quote Originally Posted by brianw999 View Post
    Aaaaah...possibly Kingman, Arizona
    desert = a sea of a different sort, hot, very hot as far as temperature is concerned, but cold, too cold, as far as location is concerned.


    Quote Originally Posted by brianw999 View Post
    But also GA/Biz. !!!
    ... without a doubt, over and out!

    (for now)

    Paul
    Last edited by HB-IHC; 11-01-2009 at 09:56 PM.



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    OK. T45A Goshawk is the carrier version. GA/Bizjet so it's a land based field with a naval military AND civilian presence.

    Yes ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianw999 View Post
    OK. T45A Goshawk is the carrier version. GA/Bizjet so it's a land based field with a naval military AND civilian presence.

    Yes ?

    Mmmm, yes-ish Brian.... but don't read into this yet or be in too much of a rush otherwise you will get confused by the information.

    I will lead you through the clues so that you know what they're saying but they need to be properly uncovered first. Rewind a bit and just go through the list:

    1. which aircraft do you think you have definitely identified?

    2. which aircraft do you think you haven't quite identified (i.e. which lines in the poem)?



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    Well...it's either the Albatross or the Goshawk.

    So...Albatross ? Coastguard ?

    Goshawk ? USN.

    I'll look for a reply tomorrow. I'm off to bed for now.

    TTFN.
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