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What is VATSIM
VATSIM is the Virtual Air Traffic Simulation network, connecting people from around the world flying online or acting as virtual Air Traffic Controllers. This completely free network allows aviation enthusiasts the ultimate as-real-as-it-gets experience. Air Traffic Control (ATC) is available in our communities throughout the world, operating as close as possible to the real-life procedures and utilising real-life weather, airport and route data. On VATSIM you can join people on the other side of the planet to fly and control, with nothing more than a home computer.
Many flight simulators are supported by our pilot software including Microsoft FSX, FS9/2004, FS2002, XPlane and P3D. Our Air Traffic Control software is provided free, as is training wherever you wish to become a controller. For those that would like to start flying or would like to improve their skills, training is available as well as plenty of resources and guides to help you get started.
Whether you're new or an experienced flight simmer, VATSIM looks forward to welcoming you to the community and a fantastic hobby. If you wish to join VATSIM, the process is quick and simple. If you wish to know more you can read about the VATSIM network, or have a look at our community forums. As VATSIM is a global flight simulation network, our Region and Divisions around the world have many more websites, resources and community links that you may be interested in.
Upcoming Events More »
Focus on Torino LIMF
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 19:00 to 21:30 (UTC)VATITA is organizing a new step of our "Focus on..." events' series, featuring a fully staffed medium sized-airport, realistic procedures and much fun for everyone!
EPMO Flyin with full ATC service
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 17:00 to 20:00 (UTC)PL-VACC invites all pilots for new cyclic event on Polish sky.
National Sovereignty and Children's Day Event
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 17:00 to 21:00 (UTC)Let’s join us to celebrate this meaningful day for Turkish Nation
Geneva - One by One
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 18:00 to 20:00 (UTC)Put your kids to bed or place them in the right seat and start your engines.
Shanghai Pudong Fly-in
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 12:00 to 16:00 (UTC)Come and fly to one of the most bussiest airports in China with our professional controllers
Canadian Xpress April Fly-In - Telluride
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 14:00 to Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 04:00 (UTC)This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress sponsored event that will be flown on the VATSIM network.
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