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Two aerocaches today

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Hi,

Found another aerocache today on top of the white and red tower on Ford Island airport

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Not for me. I've flown all over Ford Island and the surrounding area this morning, and no cache marker has shown up.

 

I think they might be having some more aerocache problems though. I flew from Dillingham to Kona in free flight yesterday, and when I landed at Kona the "Lava Foundation" aerocache marker showed up. I taxied over and it showed I had found it. However, it didn't increase my count because I had already gotten this one back in March. Very strange.

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Some of the people on a group flight last night experienced the same thing -- but not all of us. Weird.

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Today another bonus aerocache just at the eastern end of Bradshaw strip (big island)

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I found another unlisted one last night (pier on east end of Oahu) and two more this morning -- Red/White tower on Ford Island, and a small boat harbor in Honolulu.

 

Someone said the other night that previous daily areocaches had all been released again? Will try to find out more.

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How do you guys know these aren 't normal aerocaches but 'bonus aerocache of the day'...? They look the same, don't they?

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they are not in the initial existing list of aerocaches but I said "bonus aerocache" and not "bonus aerocache of the day" ; they look the same but I did not try to see if they stay more than one day; may be MS add them to maintain interest in flying until release of Alaska or re-release all daily aerocaches as wroteEastCoastGuy?

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  • Ala Wai Harbor (Honolulu)
  • Makai pier (NE Oahu)
  • Red/White tower on Ford Island
  • eastern end of Bradshaw field (big island)
  • Heeia pier Northern coast Oahu (SSW Kanehoe MCAF)
  • Bridge of Waimea beach (NW Oahu)

all increment my aerocache count

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I'm pretty sure all those listed were dailys. You found them all in one day?

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Then it looks like they have reopened some or all of the previous dailys. They haven't mentioned it, so it's probably unintentional. I guess I'd better go see if I can find the ones I missed. :)

 

EDIT: Yes, I just grabbed a couple of old daily aerocaches I knew I had missed. According to the Aerocache Hunt information, today's daily is South Kauai VOR, yet again, with 86 hours or something remaining. I'm pretty sure this is the fourth time I've seen that one come up in the official rotation.

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they have reopened some or all of the previous dailys

Maybe so we can catch those we missed

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Catching the ones we missed during the bugged reporting period was why they doubled up on them for the last month. That is supposed to be over now.

 

If it were intentional, surely they would have announced it like they have previously when making changes to the aerocache of the day structure.

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I still haven't seen the one over the tower on Ford Island, but I did pick up 5 more while cruising around the shore of Oahu. This is good stuff. I generally only do the aerocaches as I'm tired of hauling animals, inanimate objects, and whining passengers.

 

It was said by MS that new aerocaches would be periodically placed (or something to that effect). Hope that's what's happening. I enjoy them and I don't have to spend a huge amount of time collecting them since my computer time is limited.

 

I also noticed the Kauai VOR. It seems to keep coming up periodically. That's one of the reasons I suspect another problem with the aerocache system. That and the fact that one showed up the other day that I had already collected. Whatever the reason, I hope they continue to populate the islands with them.

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Yup, I'd say the aerocache system is still messed up. I sure hope I don't have to wait 85 hours for a new aerocache to show up. (I'm at 129 right now, and don't have the one at 85,000 feet).

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The red and white Harbor Control tower on Ford Island was a daily at one point. I got it when it first appeared and it did not come back. None if the dailys I got previously gave returned; just ones I know I missed.

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  • Ala Wai Harbor (Honolulu)
  • Makai pier (NE Oahu)
  • Red/White tower on Ford Island
  • eastern end of Bradshaw field (big island)
  • Heeia pier Northern coast Oahu (SSW Kanehoe MCAF)
  • Bridge of Waimea beach (NW Oahu)

all increment my aerocache count

 

I just collected 4 of them. Red/White tower and Waimea bridge did not show up for me, but i know i collected them earlier.

 

None of them is listed on the aerocache website, so they all might be previous daily caches.

 

Either its a bug, or all yet uncollected previous daily caches are still collectable, just without the circle range hint thingy via ac hunt ?

 

Would be great to have a list of all previous daily caches ...

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I'm beginning to wonder if MS has opened all the aerocaches to date plus adding new ones. I'm up to 116 now and still finding new (to me) random cashes as well. Back when they were running 2 aerocaches a day, there were days when I didn't have the time to get one or even both. All of a sudden, there popping up here and there. Spent the morning hunting down all the sites mentioned in this post and came up with only 2 sites (Waimea Bridge and the small boat harbor in Honolulu). I toured the entire north shore of Oahu from Bellows to Dillingham, and found a new one in between hangers 1 and 2 at the south end of Kaneohe Bay (MCAF).

 

Last week I stumbled across 2 within 5 miles of Dillingham. One was at a satelite tracking station to the south of PHDH and the other on top of a 4000 ft. plateau with a lighted comm. tower (heading @ 130 degrees from PHDH). My memory is not the best anymore, but I'm sure I got the one at the East end of Bradshaw and the tower @ Ford. In any event, I'm having fun with "Flight", and looking forward to the future.

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I was just flying a job out of Bradshaw AFB today a noticed a aerocach when I was taking off in the dark. After the job I came back in the daylight and got it. I have been there before and not seen it, so I don't know how long it has been there.

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Yeah, it seems that previous ones you hadn't collected are now available. That's why I didn't see one at Bradshaw, but saw the ones on Oahu. Weird. I wish MS would say something about it.

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All of the aero's that you guys are seeing are previous daily aerocaches !

I have not missed any aero's since day 1. (Feb 28th)

My current aero count is 140. ( not including " curvature of the earth" and the few Bugged ones that nobody could get. )

 

Looks like the daily aeros that folks have missed can be gotten now.

The Beta site has not mentioned this !.....yet.

 

Fred.

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All of the aero's that you guys are seeing are previous daily aerocaches !

I have not missed any aero's since day 1. (Feb 28th)

My current aero count is 140. ( not including " curvature of the earth" and the few Bugged ones that nobody could get. )

 

Looks like the daily aeros that folks have missed can be gotten now.

The Beta site has not mentioned this !.....yet.

 

Fred.

 

I think you are right. The previous aerocaches of the day are achievable now. Don't know if this is a bug or not, but I am having fun collecting them anyway ;]

 

And on more thing guys. I went to MS Flight site, and found out that if you go to AEROCACHES tab, and filter by "Hawaiian Adventure Pack", you can find there (don't know for sure, but probably) all of the previous aerocaches of the day. So, if you don't want to fly around and try to find them by random coincidence...;]

 

Good luck finding them guys.

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Fred, I have 142 aerocaches. I've found two that I don't remember ever getting as daily aerocaches.

Ala Wai Harbor (Honolulu) and Makai pier (NE Oahu).

 

I don't remember seeing Eastern end of Bradshaw field (big island) and Heeia pier Northern coast Oahu (SSW Kanehoe MCAF) but those aren't showing up for me.

 

Hook

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Nawiliwili harbor (ships just south of Lihue)

 

Thanks -- didn't have that one yet. Up to 133 now (not going to bother with the high-flying ones).

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