Monthly Archives: July 2018

Rescue on the Rock 2018 ~ July 14

20 CASARA/PEP Air members and 3 CASARA aircraft joined 120 GSAR members, from ground units from across the Island and the Sunshine Coast, to participate in the annual Rescue on the Rock training exercise.  CASARA/PEP Air was represented by crews [...]

Missing Person Search ~ July 11 & 12

We were tasked on both July 11 & 12 to help in the search for a missing Oak Bay woman, last believed to have been seen in the Stoney Point area, between Maple Bay & Genoa Bay.  A total of [...]

CTV News ~ July 12

CASARA/PEP Air Nanaimo were tasked on both July 11 & 12 to help in the search for a missing Oak Bay woman, last believed to have been seen in the Stoney Point area, between Maple Bay & Genoa Bay.  A [...]

inReach Explorer

PEP Air have replaced our old Spot beacons with a more updated device(s), inReach Explorer. We now have three such devices. In addition to acting as an emergency beacon and having a tracking capability, the Explorer has the capacity to [...]

June 24 Task

Sunday June 24th the JRCC tasked us to search for a missing teenager, believed to have been on a raft in Quennell Lake. FBXA, piloted by John with Dallen, Anita & Leo as crew, was charged with responding.  Jim & [...]

CASARA’s SAR Role

When a fishing boat capsized off Tofino in the early hours of June 15th there was an urgent need to transport Ground Search Managers from their east coast locations to the accident site.  JRCC tasked CASARA Nanaimo to provide this [...]

Military Spotter Training

June 02, Spotter crews from both CASARA Victoria & Nanaimo attended a Military Spotter Training exercise at YCD.  Two flights were undertaken to accommodate the 14 eager participants.  The Buffalo aircraft was crewed by members of 422 Squadron, out of [...]

Way to go Crews from PEP Air and GSAR. A job well done.

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Remembering ……….

 ·  PEP Air volunteers Rick Dendys, Rick Ayotte and William Bing passed away on July 07, 1996 during a Search and Rescue mission near Nelson B.C. aboard aircraft C-GHWH for a missing aircraft out of Nelson, BC. They spotted a glint [...]

Busy April

In addition to the previously recorded activities April continued to be a busy month. April 14, Howard led a team at Qualicum Airport participating in a day long exercise with the Air Cadets. CASARA providing an entertaining introduction to Ground [...]