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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Perspective from Royal Canadian Air Force (October 2022) ; https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/maple-leaf/rcaf/2022/10/casara-volunteers-take-flight-to-save-lives.html?fbclid=IwAR3Y9tRepeOyxDVjoRJKRqqEaoUZdSwDvehYuYExVXNV144tMt2Oslu6t1E

Air Support Unit Debut

Oct 1st.  Invited by Arrowsmith SAR to be active participants at the formal opening of their new "home" at Qualicum Beach Airport.  What a facility, what a great group of talented volunteers ! They well [...]

RPAS (Drone) Update

Back in May we published news of the progress made by Provincial & National SAR Associations in certifying the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in Search and Rescue scenarios.    Earlier this month [...]

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