406 MHz ELT ~ Life saving Technology

November 9th, 2018|0 Comments

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 Many small, private and recreational aircraft are using outdated equipment David Burke · CBC News · Posted: Nov 08, 2018 6:00 AM AT | Last Updated: November 8 [...]


September 21st, 2018|0 Comments

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

September 5th, 2018|0 Comments

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 .. [...]

Altitude Does Matter!

September 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

The subject had the presence of mind to create a "signal". The Spotters had the skill sets to recognize it. Job well done, CASARA. On August 30th Northern Saskatchewan CASARA members in La Ronge,  were [...]

Perhaps Why we are Old Fashioned

August 30th, 2018|0 Comments

A reminder as to why CASARA Navigators are primarily required to use "Pen & Map" skills to guide our aircraft through thick & thin. Not to say that we do not also use technology to help [...]

CTV News ~ July 12

July 15th, 2018|0 Comments

CASARA/PEP Air Nanaimo were tasked on both July 11 & 12 to help in the search for a missing Oak Bay woman, last believed to have been seen in the Stoney Point area, between Maple [...]


July 7th, 2018|0 Comments

When a fishing boat capsized off Tofino in the early hours of June 15th there was an urgent need to transport Ground Search Managers from their east coast locations to the accident site.  JRCC tasked [...]

Military Spotter Training

July 7th, 2018|0 Comments

June 02, Spotter crews from both CASARA Victoria & Nanaimo attended a Military Spotter Training exercise at YCD.  Two flights were undertaken to accommodate the 14 eager participants.  The Buffalo aircraft was crewed by members [...]