I’m not sure if there’s anything to this one or not…After a while you start seeing clues everyplace, whether they are there or not…
I noticed in The Thrill of the Chase that there are three separate mentions of the word ‘helicopter’
On page 50, FF talks about a “helicopter-looking thing” that his brother had built.
On page 90 he talks about a helicopter picking him up in Vietnam.
On page 67 he talks about a car’s fan “making noises like a helicopter”
Now is this just a coincidence? Probably. Maybe a pilot would naturally refer to helicopters in his normal speech.
I’m not sure if this is really a clue, and if it is I don’t know what it might mean. Did he take a helicopter to hide the treasure? He doesn’t mention that he flies them. I can’t imagine that he would hire a pilot to fly him to drop off the treasure. The pilot would surely put 2 and 2 together later.
Is there some place in one of the four states that is named after a helicopter or something related to helicopters? I haven’t checked.
My, how the mind can work overtime when we try to solve a puzzle.