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It's never been a secret which three Canadian Astronauts NASA picked for this mission.  Only remaining question is which American counterpart will join them.

ARTEMIS 2 PROJECT2023-04-03T19:17:03-07:00

Training Ramp-Up

January saw the re-start of Training, two air exercises; one involving two new spotters, the other a new pilot & aircraft, plus a major exercise involving an aircraft, ground homing teams and the debut of ASSU - our mobile Air [...]

Training Ramp-Up2023-02-05T18:21:47-07:00

RPAS (Drone) Update II

While unseasonal weather may have caused havoc on roads & bridges on the Mainland, the conditions have done little to deter our RPAS Pilots from undertaking training flights as part of their accreditation program despite the impact the cold has [...]

RPAS (Drone) Update II2022-12-04T17:58:13-07:00

Water Egress !

Personal safety is always top of our agenda, be it in thought, word or deed. Earlier in the year members undertook Wilderness First Aid training in the unlikely event of an unplanned landing ... on 'terra firma'.   November saw members [...]

Water Egress !2022-12-04T17:26:49-07:00


Perspective from Royal Canadian Air Force (October 2022) ; https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/maple-leaf/rcaf/2022/10/casara-volunteers-take-flight-to-save-lives.html?fbclid=IwAR3Y9tRepeOyxDVjoRJKRqqEaoUZdSwDvehYuYExVXNV144tMt2Oslu6t1E

CASARA VOLUNTEERS2022-10-31T15:05:43-07:00

Air Support Unit Debut

Oct 1st.  Invited by Arrowsmith SAR to be active participants at the formal opening of their new "home" at Qualicum Beach Airport.  What a facility, what a great group of talented volunteers ! They well deserve and need to be [...]

Air Support Unit Debut2022-10-01T19:34:32-07:00

RPAS (Drone) Update

Back in May we published news of the progress made by Provincial & National SAR Associations in certifying the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in Search and Rescue scenarios.    Earlier this month we, CASARA/PEP Air, Nanaimo took [...]

RPAS (Drone) Update2022-09-30T10:45:42-07:00

Air SAR Support Unit

The summer months have been busy for a small team of Nanaimo CASARA members who have been preparing our newly acquired Air Search and Rescue Support Unit for operational capability.  The 14' x 7' twin axle trailer has been transformed [...]

Air SAR Support Unit2022-10-01T19:12:50-07:00

RPAS Training Turns into Actual Search

On Saturday, April 30th, 2022 SERABEC (Member Organization from Quebec) had a very interesting training day in the world of search and rescue (SAR). In the region of Chibougamau, the Member Organization was conducting Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) training [...]

RPAS Training Turns into Actual Search2022-05-09T14:58:55-07:00

Additional Resources for Island SAR/RCAF

Military dealing with gap in search and rescue services due to procurement delay 2 Hercules aircraft redeployed to Vancouver Island to cover military's search and rescue gap The Canadian Press · Posted: May 04, 2022 3:26 PM PT | Last Updated: May [...]

Additional Resources for Island SAR/RCAF2022-05-05T13:58:24-07:00
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