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

CASARA's 35th Anniversary This year is a very special year for CASARA with our 35 years of service since incorporation of the National Organization. A Milestone for our organization and all the people that make up our community across the country. Supported and funded by the department of nation...
CASARA Locates Downed Aircraft On the morning of July 24th, 2021, an aircraft (a PA-24 Piper Comanche) from CASARA Ottawa was engaged in training exercises just east of Ottawa. During the exercise they heard a MAYDAY call from an aircraft in distress. The distress aircraft had encountered an eng...
CASARA's New President: Dale Kirsch Dale Kirsch, is a proud grandfather to two incredibly cute granddaughters. They are the only thing more important to him than aviation. Professionally Dale runs his own company that is involved in sales and marketing in the sporting goods industry in Wes...
DEHYDRATION: Be Aware, On the Ground & in the Air! Submitted by Roger Cormier, Member of the National Safety Committee and Director of the Sydnay region, Nova Scotia. With the warm weather fast approaching, keep thinking body hydration. Whether you’re working, having fun with friend and famil...