Hello, I have a virtual model railroad PC game. On my train layout there is a model of a US Army Huey that flies over the layout. It occasionally lands and takes off from a helipad of the US Forest Service ranger station with a lookout tower up on a forested mesa. There is a swath of forest as evidenced by a line of tree stumps that have been cut down to make a clear landing approach for these aircraft.
In the real world, would it be unusual to see military birds landing at a forest ranger station? Do military aircraft sometimes assist the forest service in certain operations as fire-fighting?
Could the National Guard or Army Reserves be doing weekend training?
I used an olive drab military helicopter because that looks most appropriate for work in the boonies. I don't have a bird specifically marked for forest service use. The other helis I have for my PC simulator game available are city police Bell Jet Rangers.
To add realism, I also have a fuel truck parked at a safe distance from the helipad with orange cones to mark its parking spot. I cannot model the grounding cables for the truck, however, but the fueling attendant is wearing a bright orange jumpsuit, probably fire-proof.
A safe distance for the truck from the helipad is about double the length of a turning main rotor blade on the Huey.
My virtual G-scale model helicopter is a pretended electric R/C bird that has true collective/cyclic pitch mechanisms, a single main rotor and is piloted by autonomous computer control with an on-board avionics system similar to GPS (or perhaps VOR??) for navigation. A science-fiction model bird to say the least.