What is CASARA?
CASARA is a national volunteer organization funded by the Department of National Defence. Our volunteers provide air search assistance to the Royal Canadian Air Force, and promote flight safety for general aviation as a means to reduce overall SAR incidents.
When lives are in danger, CASARA volunteers are ready, willing and able to provide assistance. No matter what the challenge, over 1,800 volunteers nationwide are called upon to search for individuals who are lost or in distress.
CASARA has been the umbrella organization for independent provincial and regional groups since 1986. CASARA operates in all 10 provinces and 3 territories with certified pilots, navigators and spotters.
Where To Find Us?
You can find us at airshows, events, and posting through our social media. Click the social media links above at the top right to see our pages!
Click here to see the executives of CASARA!
Our Scholarships & Awards
CASARA provides scholarships and awards for our members, click here to learn more.
Our Other Efforts
CASARA has an affiliated website called SmartPilot.ca.
SmartPilot is an aviation website developed by CASARA to enhance flight safety in Canada, with support from the National Search and Rescue Secretariat. SmartPilot will provide a rich resource of interesting and informative articles, videos and interactive programming to help inform pilots about how to be more safe in the air.