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THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

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.

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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MIASARS NEWS

CASARA/PEP Air ROLE

Recent weeks have highlighted an increasing trend in exactly how CASARA/PEP Air Nanaimo can assist Ground SAR Agencies in their varied RCMP/EMBC taskings. CASARA Nanaimo has twice been involved in providing search assets to assist [...]

NANAIMO AIRPORT COMMISSION

Nanaino Airport Commission CEO, Mike Hooper, and Operations Director, Don Goulard, gave MIASARS members an in-depth look into the current development phase at Nanaimo Airport and an insight as to where and how the Commission [...]

EMBC’s PSLV VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR for PEP Air

  Congratulations to one of our own, John Lamb, for being honoured with EMBC's PSLV Volunteer of the Year award for PEP Air, at a recent ceremony at the BC Legislature in Victoria.     [...]