Monthly Archives: February 2017

Productive Week

Thanks to the good efforts of John L, pilot, and spotters Edie, Dora, Arthur and Claire CASARA Nanaimo was able to attain currency for two Navs, Dallen & Martin, and one Spotter Dave L.   Images are from Saturday's flight [...]

SAR National Service Medal

In 2016, Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue SAR member, Nick Kerr, undertook a project to have the federal government recognize SAR volunteers with a national service medal. Through his hard work and the assistance of Cariboo-Prince George Conservative MP, [...]

Busy Week!

Nav Training has been very active this week, w/c Feb 20th. Spotters have also been busy.  Total of 4 flights originating from both Nanaimo & Qualicum.  Special thanks to respective pilots John & Warren without whom this would not have [...]

BC Tax Credit 2017

Big thank you to the BC Government for their demonstration of support to SAR volunteers in "mirroring" the existing Federal Tax Credit, starting in 2017.  https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017TRAN0026-000295  

Technology

Interesting combination of technologies being used by GSAR.  Drones & Infrared.  Take a look at the video. Subject seen at 49secs and waves back at 2mins. https://www.facebook.com/kamloopssar/videos/264891623942735/ While CASARA is not into night flying the use of Infrared has possibilities. [...]

Training Flights ~ Jan 30 & 31

Two training flights were flown, one each day, January 30th & 31st. Each flight being just over 2 hrs. Primary goal being to work toward the currency of new navigators.  Doug kindly piloted all the flights. Martin, Edie & Isle [...]