Short answer? No, deal with it. You can turn it off in the sandbox menu if you want to.
Long answer? It's been three years, you should be used to the chopper now. Comes by around the seventh day, is easy to lead away from your base and presents an actual challenge. The devs are not going to remove it, or if they do it won't be for a looooooong time.
Plus 1000000 to this post.
Foraging could be tied into this. The lower your foraging (or similar skill), the more likely you are to receive a rash (and scratches?) in long grass or maybe foraging zones (typically wilderness areas).
I for one appreciate the challenge, but what gets me is the flavour. Why is this chopper here? Who is the jerk following me around? Are they observing me? Are they actively trying to kill me? Why not shoot me?
I find the lack of story behind it to be more frustrating than the hordes it brings.