Civil Air Search and Rescue Association



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Zone 8 – North Bay

Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) North Bay Zone 8 (NORSAR) responds to requests from the Canadian Forces Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Trenton, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), West Nipissing and the North Bay City Police forces. We fly privately owned or rented airplanes, mostly a Cessna 206 and 210 on searches. Spotters, if available, may be deployed on the CC-130 Hercules aircraft on actual searches anywhere in the Trenton Search and Rescue region.

As a recognized zone of CASARA Ontario and CASARA National, CASARA North Bay (NORSAR) will provide qualified, current and Department of National Defense (DND) reviewed volunteer services as recognized by the agreements CASARA has with DND and the OPP.

We are actively seeking new members. Members do not have to have a pilot’s license to participate in CASARA activities.  We will train you in the position of CASARA Spotter, Navigator or ground search volunteer.
For more information about CASARA North Bay, please contact the Zone Commander/Unit Director at 705-474-9111 or