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ZULU Time explained

An interesting article from "flightradar24" explaining the mysteries and rationale behind ZULU (UTC) Time;

COVID ~ Updated

Given the recent escalation in COIVID-19 cases across BC, PEP Air has cancelled, postponed or moved on-line all non-essential training. Group indoor in-person training & meetings remain 'unsafe'. Alternative platforms, Zoom, Skype etc, should be considered as needed. Essential flying [...]

C295 Walkaround Tour

For those that have flown in the old Buffalo aircraft this will stretch you imagination and mind !  

Welcome Home “Kingfisher”

Canada receives its first new fixed-wing search and rescue CC-295 aircraft Today, the #RCAF marked the arrival of the first aircraft of its future fixed-wing search and rescue fleet. The new fleet will be called Kingfisher. Read the news release: [...]


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 [...]


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. [...]