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Air Mofo - a Boeing 737 to yourself!

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Mona and Mona Foma have just launched a competition where the prize is an entire Boeing 737 to Launceston to attend Mona Foma. You can bring 149 other people with you or just lord it up on your own. It's a different kind of status point earn.

The competition seems pretty involved - you have to find a purple plane within a map of Tassie. But if you're anything like me, looking at maps isn't exactly a chore. You can view the map here: https://mofo.net.au/

The photos of last year's boozy, performative flight looked terrific. Sadly, I can't enter because I'm Tasmanian (although I have spent a good two hours tonight searching for the plane anyway).
 

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The plane only gets added to their map at 1000 today, so no one would have found it yet!
I've spent enough time in Tassie to understand about 40% of the clues, but I've still got no idea where it might be. Can't get one line of reasoning to marry up with any others and narrow the search area.

Interesting the terms and conditions that prohibit all the IT experts from using their skills or 'tools' to find the added pixels of the plane. I wonder how they'd even know?
 
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I remember a similar BA competition in the 90’s. You had to guess the position of a Concorde flight at a given time, and the prize was the exclusive use of Concorde for a day or a business class “pass” for a year for 2 people using their network.
Unfortunately that was a decision I didn’t have to make.
 

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Interesting the terms and conditions that prohibit all the IT experts from using their skills or 'tools' to find the added pixels of the plane. I wonder how they'd even know?[/B]
I guess they just trust entrants. It’s an organisation built on goodwill after all.
 

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I've been looking around areas in the North West, based on what a number of the clues mean to me. However, if they're not going to tell when it's been found and just let everyone keep looking until the competition closes then there will be a lot of unhappy people finding the plane and then realising they haven't won.
I'd suggest that after 12 hours now it would have already been found, so my motivation to continue is minimal: hence why I'm reading AFF pages rather than continuing my scan pattern on the mofo'íng map. Well that and the NBN slowing to a crawl through the evening making the map resolution load too slowly and progress more annoying.
 
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I've been looking around areas in the North West, based on what a number of the clues mean to me. However, if they're not going to tell when it's been found and just let everyone keep looking until the competition closes then there will be a lot of unhappy people finding the plane and then realising they haven't won.
I'd suggest that after 12 hours now it would have already been found, so my motivation to continue is minimal: hence why I'm reading AFF pages rather than continuing my scan pattern on the mofo'íng map. Well that and the NBN slowing to a crawl through the evening making the map resolution load too slowly and progress more annoying.

I agree with North West.
 

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This is killing me... anyone got the clues to block out parts of Tasmania where it won't be at?
 

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Interesting the terms and conditions that prohibit all the IT experts from using their skills or 'tools' to find the added pixels of the plane. I wonder how they'd even know?
It would be pretty easy to tell normal browsing from someone who has written a script to scrape though the map and search using a program instead. However, if you know they're going to be on to that, you'd just use methods to hide your own IP address which would make it a lot harder to pin point in back to the "winner".
 

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I'd have to say North East...

Only reason why I'd say that is because one of the clues say it's never snowed where air Mofo is located.

This map from 2017 shows where snow was forecast so I'd assume that those areas got snow on that day or have had snow in the past:


It also rules out the Southern part of Tasmania.
Never snowed?! That rules out most of Tasmania. Two years ago it snowed on the beaches of Hobart. It might be on one of the smaller islands. Maria or Cape Barren?
 

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I'd have to say North East...

Only reason why I'd say that is because one of the clues say it's never snowed where air Mofo is located.

This map from 2017 shows where snow was forecast so I'd assume that those areas got snow on that day or have had snow in the past:


It also rules out the Southern part of Tasmania.
What you're forgetting is that almost all of the clues are non-proscriptive: they deliberately use vague language. So, it's not snowed where Air Mofo is... that we know of. Maybe there was a little, maybe there wasn't...

Just like the clue about NE River on Flinders: as much chance of catching a fish (it might even specify salmon)...implying that the a/c isn't on Flinders, yet, the chances of catching a fish in that spot are very high. It could be interpreted either way.
 
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I'm using the following clues as my main guides -

Rainfall more than adelaide - Adelaide gets 500mm or so, That knocks out basically the eastern 50% of tassie.
No world heritage area - Another 20% gone
It's near water. And near a road and fence.
It's near a man made structure.
Rhymes with Doug, not near Snug.
It's not where many people are.

I tried making a spreadsheet eliminating a list of tassie towns without S & P, but that wasn't much of a help.

i'm still searching north west.
 

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Hmmmm ... many places in Tasmania have dual names - one being the Aboriginal place name. Those won't appear on Google maps!
 

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Hmmm .. I have a candidate ... can I say it? Seems to fulfill all the clues listed in posts 13 & 14.
 
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I found the plane by midday on the first day. Thought I might have been a winner and couldnt tell anyone! Turns out the first person found it right away at 9am!
 

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