Monthly Archive: June 2018

Air Force Day at the Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton another great CASARA success story.

CARES Niagara celebrates Air Force day at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at CYHM.

Our Mobile Communications Platform. CASARA aircrews often locate targets from the air and then guides our Van into the crash site.

To quote the late Stuart Mclean (Vinyl Cafe). “We may not be big, but we’re small!”

Our crew for the day.

To make the best use of our resources we always train on the way to and from great events like these.

We make extensive use of technology including ForeFlight

“The eyes of life” and the most important memeber of a CASARA aircrew.

An early morning for us. Up at 0430 EST. Pre-flight 0530 EST.








CASARA Ontario Award Winners for 2018

CASARA Ontario Award Winners for 2018

Please help me to recognize this years award winners.

Don Harris Award for Excellence awarded to John Ferguson and Jim Geils

John Ferguson (Mike McKay accepting on his behalf)

Jim Geils

Jim Graydon
Dr. John Kidd Award went to New Liskeard. Jim Graydon accepting.

Joint SAREX with Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary and 424 Sqn. a great success

Joint SAREX with Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary and 424 Sqn. a great success

This year marks the sixth time that exercises have been held on both Lakes Erie and Ontario in preparation for SAR season.
Elements from both the Canadian Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local fire departments, EMS as well as local police forces took part in our most successful exercise to date. Our own 424 Squadron was also very prominent on the Sunday of the two day exercise.

Check out the post below for more information.

Welland Tribune Article

Coast Guard Article

RCAF Facebook Video