I hope Hill Air Force base is represented, all over Ogden you can see the different aircraft flying around, especially the F-35s and the KC-10 refueler aircraft. But there are so many more that can be spotted flying in and out. it use to by mainly f-16s but then Hill became the first base to have a squadron of f-35s and now they are the predominant aircraft flying over ( they are way louder than the f-16s, very noticeable ). Since i live in the Ogden area I see some form of aircraft or helicopter about once a week that isn't an f-35 or KC-10, I have personally seen f-16s, f-22s, A-10s ( a lot of those recently as hill was selected to replace the wings of the entire US A-10 fleet ) the bigger aircraft iv seen flying around are c-130s c-17s c-5s and of the helicopers lots of UH-60 black hawks CH-47 Chinooks ( there could be a heavy transport mission as Chinooks are already in the game ) and AH-64 Apaches, I have also seen a V-22 Osprey once. Of course military aircraft flying around is common its not as common as the civilian aircraft ( helicopters light aircraft and small passenger jets ) coming from the Ogden airport and medivac helicopters from the hospitals.
Hill Air Force base (HIF) also called Hill Field is the largest employer in Utah and so transport missions there would make sense, this paired with ATK up in Promontory could lead to some interesting transports of military grade explosives. ATK ( now owned by Northrop Grumman ) builds explosives for both Civilian markets ( mainly the explosives used in airbags ) and military, they build rockets and missiles and are the produces of the boster rockets used in the space shuttle program and the up-coming SLS rocket system for NASA. the plant is located in the middle of nowhere promontory so if it does explode it won't kill an entire town. They build missles used in land based vehicles and for jets, and the large booster rockets ( the coolest thing they build in my opinion ) are built, fueled, and tested there. The tests of the boosters are very cool to watch the videos of.
Both of these places would be awesome to have in game and both have museums out front that show off some of what they do, Hills is visible from I-15 and ATKs ( called the rocket garden ) has so man rockets that you can walk around including a space shuttle booster which is huge. Its real fun to see and walk around both museums ( which are both free ), if you are ever in the area i highly recommend visiting.
Map of northern Utah
Map of HAFB
Areal View of Hill Aerospace Museum
Hill Aerospace Museum as seen from northbound I-15
ATK areal view showing the whole facility
the Rocket Garden
AS much Fun as I think It would be to have a speccial mission of transporting the Space Shuttle Booster Rockets, Sadly they are moved in segments by special vehicles on site and then loaded on to special rail cars and transported by Union Pacific halfway and CSX the rest to Kennedy Space Center in Florida, so no future massive transport mission where we take the rockets across country to Florida when it eventually comes out
But some fully assembled Boosters have been transported by truck to museums across the country, so there is that.
Any way the work done so far looks awesome and I cant wait to get ahold of the final project. SCS You guys have done an amazing job, the picture posted of downtown Ogden, Logan, and all the other locations look so good. The attention to detail on the street names, buildings, and everything looks extremely curate, its almost like it was taken of the actual location its so good, keep up the great work.