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

National Aviation Day National Aviation Day: a day to celebrate the past, present, and future of aviation in Canada. Over 100+ Years of Canadian Aviation With Canada's extensive history in aviation, stretching back over 100 years, we are continuing to advance aviation across the country. That being said, today is a day to celebrate "everything aviation" in Canada. Men and Women in Ca...
Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT) In search and rescue, we often are faced with challenging decisions and conditions in order to save the lives of people in need. We also know that the outcome of a search and rescue, is not always certain. We can be put into situations, some dealing with life and death when it comes to a missing person, that may impact mov...
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...