MIASARS is a volunteer and not-for-profit organization providing air search and rescue services to the public in the mid-island region of Vancouver Island.

More about what we do

We are pilots, navigators, spotters, search coordinators, electronic specialists, radio operators, and administration staff. We are trained to work as spotters on military aircraft, and to carry out searches using light aircraft and ground vehicles.

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We are dedicated to providing air search support services and to the promotion of Canada’s Search and Rescue Program across Canada. Our volunteers, who receive no remuneration, are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist those in need of search and rescue.

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406 MHz ELT ~ Life saving Technology

Why do some planes in Canada lack potentially life-saving emergency beacons? Many small, private and recreational aircraft are using outdated equipment David Burke · CBC News · Posted: Nov 08, 2018 6:00 AM AT | Last Updated: November 8 [...]


Sept 20th PEPAir reported: It is with sorrow and dismay, that I report the search for the missing RV6 from Edmonton to Chilliwack has come to a close at this time. We will however use [...]

PEP Air/CASARA Transportation Role

As identified back in July (Tofino incident) PEP Air/CASARA play an essential transportation role in addition to its SAR responsibilities.  Making sure other key rescuers can be on scene in the shortest possible time .. [...]