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

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...
Strengthening the North Recently on Aug 28th, 2022, the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF’s) 440 Squadron trained 4 CASARA Members (John, Simon, Gavin, and Paul) from Gjoa Haven, Nunavut with the CC-138 Twin Otter (image: below on right). Gjoa Haven is in the far north of Nunavut, located above...
Announcement - New RPAS Capabilities CASARA is now operationally capable to deploy Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in Search and Rescue! Since 2019 our RPAS Committee has worked hard on developing our RPAS Program across Canada with partners such as the Royal Canadian Airforce and...
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...