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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RPAS Training Turns into Actual Search

On Saturday, April 30th, 2022 SERABEC (Member Organization from Quebec) had a very interesting training day in the world of search and rescue (SAR). In the region of Chibougamau, the Member Organization was conducting Remotely [...]

Additional Resources for Island SAR/RCAF

Military dealing with gap in search and rescue services due to procurement delay 2 Hercules aircraft redeployed to Vancouver Island to cover military's search and rescue gap The Canadian Press · Posted: May 04, 2022 3:26 PM [...]


RPAS - Remotely Piloted Aircraft System.   AKA, Drones PEP Air A rewarding week of hard work with our fellow CASARA RPAS (drone) teams from across Canada as we certified for SAR taskings with the RCAF. [...]

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