Here’s a fascinating video clip from a British Coast Guard helicopter ‘cloud surfing’ in or near Scotland last week. The forward looking infrared camera shows the helicopter’s ‘shadow’ as it approaches each cloud, then ‘vanishes’ inside it. It’s an unusual perspective, to say the least.
I daresay the pilots were having a lot of fun there.
They were near Inverness; I Googled the lat/long from the FLIR display.
It was interesting to see the disparity in speeds between the two displays. At one point, the one on the right showed them about 5k MPH while the FLIR system stayed rock-steady at 142 knots!