SETTING THESAURUS

MILITARY HELICOPTER



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Two bucket seats for the pilots
Windows all around
Digital displays
A dashboard with many readouts and indicators
A compass
Knobs and controls on the ceiling above the pilot’s seat
Pilots wearing helmets and headsets that allow them to speak to one another
A pair of gloves on the seat
Two joysticks that are used to fly the helicopter
Pedals on the floor
Seat belts in each seat
Stacked cargo held down by rope or netting
Coolers and bins of supplies
Fire extinguishers
First aid kits
Binoculars
Side doors that slide open and closed
Guns mounted by the doors
Troops sitting in seats
Wounded soldiers lying on stretchers while a medic assesses and triages
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