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ZONE EVALUATION SUCCESS

Every 24 months each CASARA/PEP Air Zone must complete and pass an Evaluation deigned to determine operational readiness, training effectiveness and administrative compliance.  The Evaluation is undertaken by Canadian Armed Forces, CASARA National and PEP Air Provincial personnel. The Vancouver [...]

Search and Rescue in CANADA

Looking for Waldo !

  Two consecutive days, a total of 4 separate flights, August 14th & 15th. Doing what .... looking for targets that have been set by members in a variety of places anywhere between Nanaimo & Bowser. The targets often made [...]

Why We Train …….

A scheduled Air Training Exercise, Aug 09, turned into a long 14 hour day for several of our members.  The plan was to conduct two flights North of Qualicum.   Just as the first flight was about to launch we received [...]

TRAINING RESUMES

Field training has been re-authorised by our National &  Provincial jurisdictions following the COVID Lockdown CASARA Nanaimo members took to the skies this past weekend for two flights.  Our Ground Homing team conducted a like parallel exercise. As the image [...]

Distress Beacon Rescue

Sunday May 14.  Trenton JRCC CCCOC despatched a RCAF Hercules aircraft & Griffon helicopter to locate a Cessna 180 with 2 people on board following an emergency landing in Quebec. Both were airlifted, in good condition, to an awaiting ambulance. [...]

CANADIAN ARMED FORCES DAY ~ JUNE 7th.

Let's take a moment to recognize and remember all serving and retired men and women of Canadian Armed Forces, the Reservists and the Volunteers that support them.  Also a special shout outy to the many familymembers that support them.  #CAFDay. [...]

CANADIAN FORCES SNOWBIRDS: PROJECT INSPIRATION

The RCAF has suffered another tragic loss of a dedicated member of the RCAF team. We are deeply saddened and grieve alongside Capt Jenn Casey's  family and friends. Our thoughts are also with the loved ones of Captain MacDougall. [...]

TRAINING CONTINUES AMID COVID-19

While physical training sessions have been on "lock-down" for the last eight weeks training continues - virtually.  Earlier this week 152 PEP Air members, from across the Province, met online to view a presentation on "The Latest Developments/Initiatives in Air [...]

STALKER

The attached image was tweeted by Canada Forces in the US, with the following message: "Stalker, come in. Over".   So very poignant. Our condolences to the family,  friends and everyone in the Force(s)