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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, 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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MIASARS NEWS

First Tasking of 2021

Yesterday evening, January 11th, CASARA Nanaimo, in conjunction with CASARA Victoria, was tasked to provide air support to Juan de Fuca SAR in their ongoing search for a missing kayaker over on the west coast.  [...]

New Year, New Challenges

With the New Year comes new challenges.  2020's COVID-19 restrictions saw the Unit enter 2021 with many member's Currency/Certification expired or about to expire.  Member's cannot, as a rule, participate in an actual Task - [...]

United Way – Directed Donation

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island We were happy to present the MIASARS (Mid Island Air Search and Rescue) Board with a donation cheque from one of our generous donors! Receiving the cheque - [...]