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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSiTpHNq-IA&utm_campaign=website&utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email

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: http://rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/cc-295-name.page The RCAF commander will have the final say, but [...]

GROUND SAR ORIENTATION(S)

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 [...]

CASARA/PEP Air ROLE

Recent weeks have highlighted an increasing trend in exactly how CASARA/PEP Air Nanaimo can assist Ground SAR Agencies in their varied RCMP/EMBC taskings. CASARA Nanaimo has twice been involved in providing search assets to assist Ground SAR Teams in their [...]

MISSING SURFER

CASARA Nanaimo was tasked with assisting GSAR in their search for a missing surfer in the Port San Juan bay, near Port Renfrew. Two flights were made over Friday/Saturday May 10 & 11.   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/missing-surfer-jonah-mayhue-port-renfrew-1.5132781 Friday's flight involved a CASARA Victoria [...]

NANAIMO AIRPORT COMMISSION

Nanaino Airport Commission CEO, Mike Hooper, and Operations Director, Don Goulard, gave MIASARS members an in-depth look into the current development phase at Nanaimo Airport and an insight as to where and how the Commission intends to continue with their [...]

EMBC’s PSLV VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR for PEP Air

  Congratulations to one of our own, John Lamb, for being honoured with EMBC's PSLV Volunteer of the Year award for PEP Air, at a recent ceremony at the BC Legislature in Victoria.       John has made a [...]

A true “workhorse” ~ The Buffalo

April 09, 2019 marked the 55th anniversary of the de Havilland DHC-5 Buffalo's first flight on April 9th, 1964. Initially offered at a mere $1.55M, the "Buff" came with 2 x GE CT64-820-4 engines (3,133 SHP), 2 x Hamilton Standard [...]

A CAUTIONARY TALE!

The pilot had landed to take a pee! Perhaps best to forego the pit-stopLike Page  ·  On January 13, 2019, at approximately 6:45 pm, RCMP were notified of an overdue pilot. A 71-year-old male from Ashern, Manitoba had left that [...]

QUADRA ISLAND SEARCH ~ NOV 16

Friday: CASARA Nanaimo was tasked to provide a "Highbird" service to Ground SAR Teams, from across the Island, searching for two women, lost while out hiking, on Quadra Island.  They had been missing since Wednesday. CFBXA was airborne within two [...]