The Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) held a training session in Kelowna on Feb. 18, 2023.
Black Press’ Brittany Webster spent the day hanging out with the group of volunteers as they practiced.
All air search volunteers in B.C. are part of the Provincial Emergency Program Air (PEP Air), a member organization of CASARA.
In the Central Zone, consisting of Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton, there are approximately 105 volunteers and 13 aircrafts.
PEP Air assists ground search and rescue crews, the RCMP, local municipal forces, and the Canadian Military.