2016-02-14 -16 145

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Sun 14 Feb 2016 in -16,145:
-16.8910111, 145.7559797

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Location[edit]

Just next to the Cairns Airport runway.

Who went[edit]

Expedition[edit]

Felix Dance[edit]

Travelling from Townsville to Darwin, unrelatedly on Valentine's Day, I stopped off in Cairns for a couple of hours. While sitting vacantly in the airport, I discovered that the geohash of that day was also located at the airport. Unfortunately, it was a few hundred metres away just off to one side of the runway. Thinking for a moment that it might be possible to climb a few fences and run towards it before being grab-tackled by Airport security, I pretty quickly realised I could not reach this locale.

Instead I waited patiently for my flight to depart and then held my phone to the window to see if I'd by flying over the point. I suspected the plane would bank left as it departed, so there was a slim chance I could get there. Sadly, the plane spent too much time on the runway and didn't lift-off and bank fast enough. The below screen-shot of the Geohash Droid shows I got as close as 220m, but no closer.

Photos[edit]

Achievement[edit]

Hardly a proper consolation prize, but I guess I was thwarted by my plane failing to fly directly over the hash...

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Felix Dance earned the Train wreck consolation prize
by failing to reach the (-16, 145) geohash on 2016-02-14 as his plane refused to deviate from flight path.
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