Search is on for missing helicopter pilot

A search involving both civilian and military aircraft has been underway since Saturday for a 61-year-old helicopter pilot, who left Langley Airport on Friday evening on a flight to Kelowna.

A search involving both civilian and military aircraft has been underway since Saturday for a 61-year-old helicopter pilot, who left Langley Airport on Friday evening on a flight to Kelowna.

The A Star helicopter left Langley Airport, which is home to numerous helicopter-related businesses, at about 6:30 p.m. on Friday. The pilot is described as experienced, and had flown the route on many occasions.

He was last heard from when he was near Hope, and there was low cloud there at the time of contact. There was also considerable cloud over the mountains to the east of Hope at the time of the flight.