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A Thai Air Force helicopter pilot was suspended for landing his aircraft in the jungle so he could pick wild mushrooms for his mother. Local villagers reported the incident after they found the abandoned aircraft…

The family of a pilot missing in B.C.’s rugged interior are asking for public help to find him. Ron Boychuk, 61, disappeared Oct. 23 on a flight from Revelstoke, in the Rocky Mountains, to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. The official search has been called off…

The FAA is tweaking the airspace and procedures around New York to try and ease congestion over the Thanksgiving holiday. The results aren’t expected to be dramatic but officials say anything is better than nothing…

A near-collision between two regional airliners near Chicago last week resulted from a controller error, but that doesn’t mean control facilities are understaffed and the controllers overworked, says the FAA. The aircraft came within about 1.3 miles of each other at 25,000 feet when the TCAS in one of the planes sounded an alert.