A bit of a whacky suggestion. I’m interested in helicopters in MSFS. But they’re slow-flying and it can be time-consuming to fly from an airport to interesting vistas, then return to a landing spot. I’m not overly familiar with the Logbook logic but it seems you get brownie points for takeoff and landings so I hate to mess up my statistics by spawning in the air, go sightseeing and then just land in some field - which I just did, an after an initial landing shortly into my flight, a real takeoff from the field, and then a final (almost crash) landing in another field (but, hey, I came to a stop and shutoff my rotor!), I got zero credits for takeoffs or landings.
If I were really dedicated, I guess I could use the SDK to create a helipad just about anywhere that I wanted to go sightseeing. Instead I wondered, "Why have to spawn in midair away from an official airport?! Why not, if there were a decent flat piece of ground near where you wanted to tour when one is using the World Map, just put a helipad out in the middle of nowhere and get credit in the sim for taking off and landing from the magically created helipad? For lakes, one might even create the helipad on a barge, float, or pier out in the lake. Same for shorelines and sand beaches and farmers’ fields, etc. When your flight was done, your helipad could be saved with the flight or erased.
This may sound totally whacky. But, hey! We’re getting Top Gun and pole races in the Nevada desert. Why not somehow put more freedom into the sim for where a helicopter should be able to take off and land from with credit? Since I was flying the H145, maybe my lack of takeoff and landing credit was just because the H145 is still in beta release and not fully and thoroughly incorporated into MSFS mechanics yet. But being able to temporarily place a heliport at will in the sim and then negotiate skillful takeoffs and landings avoiding trees, mountainsides, buildings, etc., would add some additional sport to flying, IMHO, and I don’t think would be too far off the wall as heliports/helipads have been put in some pretty unusual places IRL.