The Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA), is a Canada-wide volunteer aviation association dedicated to providing air search support services in downed aircraft, recently more humanitarian efforts, and promotes Canada’s Search and Rescue Program across Canada. Our volunteers, who receive no remuneration, are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist in providing air search assistance to the Royal Canadian Air Force.

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CASARA NEWS

COVID-19 CASARA Public Update CASARA is still operationally ready despite the current national state of COVID-19. We will continue to operate in all 10 provinces and 3 territories but will implement our operating procedures according to Health Canada’s guidelines. This will include social distancing, limiting social exposure, and keeping cleanliness practices mandatory. CASARA will remain availa...
On January 25th 2020, Gord Tessier (Director of Communications and Pilot) out of the Niagara region was on air with Matt Holmes on NewsTalk 610 CKTB. Gord Discussed the recent training exercise that took place within the past week, as people in the Niagara region were inquiring about the plane they saw up in the sky. Gord discusses what they were doing during the training exercise involving...
Charles "Chuck" Pachal - 50 Years In CASARA In October 2019, PEPAIR/CASARA held a GALA dedicated to a man who has spent 50 years In SAR with CASARA. Charles “Chuck” Pachal is a man who has dedicated a great portion of his life to the advancement of civil and military aviation search and rescue. His efforts in search and rescue has positively impacted British Columbia to all across Canada. Chuck...
2019 SARSCENE CASARA was delighted to attend the C2C Search & Rescue Conference in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta (previously called SARSCENE). Across Canada, multiple organizations came together during the year to create another productive search and rescue training event. This included attendees such as SAR Alberta, SARVAC, RCMP Air Services, and multiple vendors. The focus of SARSCENE Events...