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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


RPAS - Remotely Piloted Aircraft System.   AKA, Drones PEP Air A rewarding week of hard work with our fellow CASARA RPAS (drone) teams from across Canada as we certified for SAR taskings with the RCAF. Complex challenges were presented including [...]

REPAS in SAR2022-05-05T14:02:27-07:00

SAR Memorial Day

Today, March 2nd, is Search and Rescue Volunteer Memorial Day here in BC.  We remember and respect those Volunteers who gave the ultimate sacrifice, "So Other's May Live".  

SAR Memorial Day2022-03-02T09:34:04-07:00

Air SAR Support Unit

After more than two years of planning, the Nanaimo Civil Air Search and Rescue Association members have taken delivery of our new Mobile Air SAR Support Unit.  The unit will support our teams by locating radio communications and search coordination [...]

Air SAR Support Unit2022-02-26T17:41:51-07:00

A Reminder of who we are ….

About Search and Rescue (SAR) SAR in Canada: a partnered response In Canada, search and rescue (SAR) is a shared responsibility. Many partners are involved due to the country’s immense size, range of terrain and weather. The list of partners [...]

A Reminder of who we are ….2022-01-30T12:32:05-07:00

The end of the “Buff”

/ Gouvernement du Canada Final operational flight of the CC-115 Buffalo aircraft From: National Defence News release January 15, 2022 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces The final operational flight for the CC-115 Buffalo aircraft was flown today by [...]

The end of the “Buff”2022-01-16T11:06:15-07:00

New Year … Old Issues !

As we head into Q1 of 2022 we face very similar issues to those we encountered in 2020 & 2021.  Covid 19 and the weather !  The transmissibility of Omicron comes with its own headaches, no pun intended ! We [...]

New Year … Old Issues !2022-01-02T12:47:38-07:00

Ever Wondered …..

Have you ever wondered how they test ELTs? NASA dropped a Cessna 172 from 100 feet at the Langley Landing and Impact Research Facility to do just that. Make sure to watch at 3:49 for some awesome slow motion video. NASA is developing next-gen [...]

Ever Wondered …..2021-12-01T17:13:00-07:00
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