Ever wondered what the view is like for search and rescue helicopter pilots? Watch the video here!

The video, from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, features one of the search and rescue helicopters based at Inverness in Scotland.

It has been shot with forward looking infrared cameras, known as FLIR, typically used on military and civilian aircraft.

The sensors installed in the cameras detect infrared radiation, typically emitted from a heat source, and use it to create a “picture”.

FLIR cameras can be used to help pilots and drivers navigate in night and in fog, or to detect warm objects against a cooler background.