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 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

Another Day On The Water The call came to me, Dave Taylor, a Yellowknife based Search Coordinator and navigator. A plan is formed between the RCMP and me to search several areas which are near Yellowknife with flights starting the next day. The next day weather forecast is not great, and our sol...
Meeting On Search & Rescue Volunteer Tax Credit Seen first in the Membership Only: CASARA Connection Newsletter Your President Dale Kirsch (image: person on the right) was in Ottawa during July representing CASARA and all other SAR volunteers on this very important matter: the increase in tax...
CASARA Major Search in Ontario CASARA has recently been involved with a major search in Ontario. Here is a summary of coverage provided by Trenton JRCC on the search that took place: (Scroll Below) Feb 28th, 2023: An RCAF CC130 Hercules is currently conducting a search for a missing Ce...
A Search Reunion On June 7th, 2003 CASARA NS Spotter Cliff Gavel was tasked with searching for a missing boy in Yarmouth, NS. Originally Justin (the boy), was going to bike ride back home from a family members home (approximately 2-3 minutes away). However, he never showed up. After his fat...