Searching a small room normally takes 10 minutes for one search check, so Charlie is being quite thorough here.
Heroes can apparently try to force a lock however many times they need to.
A dark light camera -- able to take pictures in the dark, or through opaque objects -- would be a trophy item.
I was also unaware of that trivia about how the Bank of England is said as if plural in England. A curious people, the English.
If Heroes find a plane sitting out, they should probably have to save vs. plot to find the distributor head not removed (apparently this was the equivalent of leaving your car doors locked).
I do like the idea that the forest is so maze-like that the Heroes need a guide to get them through it quickly.
This could be a deliberate reaction to the first Bat-Man story, and how easily Bruce Wayne got to go along with Commissioner Gordon to a crime scene. George Brunner did keep his eye on the emerging superhero genre and tended to be fairly critical of its authors (wait until we get to his Superman parody story).
(Scans courtesy of Comic Book Plus)