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, ground homing specialists,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.

Learn how you can help

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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Training Ramp-Up

January saw the re-start of Training, two air exercises; one involving two new spotters, the other a new pilot & aircraft, plus a major exercise involving an aircraft, ground homing teams and the debut of [...]

RPAS (Drone) Update II

While unseasonal weather may have caused havoc on roads & bridges on the Mainland, the conditions have done little to deter our RPAS Pilots from undertaking training flights as part of their accreditation program despite [...]

Water Egress !

Personal safety is always top of our agenda, be it in thought, word or deed. Earlier in the year members undertook Wilderness First Aid training in the unlikely event of an unplanned landing ... on [...]

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