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Spotters ~ Power of Observation

Shuswap rescue crew play key role in finding young snowboarder on Sun Peaks Shuswap Volunteer Search & Rescue members have packed a lot into the past 10 days, including a key role in finding a lost 14-year-old snowboarder. On Sunday [...]

Search and Rescue Memorial Day in BC, March 02,2020


Welcome New Members

We have two recent new Members, warm welcome to you both; Jeff Chappel & Elaine Crew Please seek them out, introduce yourselves and welcome them to CASARA/PEP Air & MIASARS      

Santa Delivers ….. SAR CC-295 Fixed Wing

Exciting to see this new SAR resource moving closer to becoming operational! .       . Canadian Armed Forces Government Organization Send Message Canadian Armed ForcesLike Page December 20 at 6:04 AM ·  Canada’s first Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue aircraft was [...]

Holiday Hours

  We, our  Search Coordinators, Pilots, Navigators, Spotters, Radio Operators & Ground Homing Specialists are aiming, weather permitting, to provide our normal 24/7 service "hours" throughout the Holiday period.  No premium on our year-round Free Pricing !


CASARA/PEP Air Nanaimo has responded to three separate requests from Ground SAR Teams ( Arrowsmith & Cowichan) to provide air support in their searches for Missing Persons, during the course of the last two weeks.  Three air support missions were [...]


Busy few weeks for the CASARA/PEP Air Nanaimo team.  Training continues to be the mainstay of our activities and shows no let-up just because of the Fall or even time-changes ! October 26:  Canadian Coast Guard SAR Pod, 2019 - [...]

Parachute Landing & Self Rescue

On 27 July, pilot Matt Lehtinen was flying above Quebec when he experienced engine trouble in his Cirrus SR-22. He deployed the aircraft’s parachute system and filmed his actions to alert search and rescue teams and the actual rescue itself.

Help Name this “New Puppy”!

Help choose the name of #Canada's new Search and Rescue aircraft! The #RCAF is considering five possible names for the new CC-295 fixed-wing SAR aircraft. See the names and make your choice on our site: The RCAF commander will have the final say, but [...]


Busy week for Pilots, Navs & SC as we prepare to host four separate Orientation sessions, including flights, with local Ground SAR team Search managers.  The sessions are designed as two-way learnings to help understand how we can support each [...]