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12 Apr 2015 Meeting postponed until 9 May 2015
14 Mar 2015 Network servers UK2 and USA-E2 added for the 28th March "Cross the Pond" event
3 Mar 2015 Downtime of network servers and services due to essential maintenance
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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 »

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.

Rotterdam World Port

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 17:30 to 20:30 (UTC)
Rotterdam World Port, a real operations & fly-in event at Rotterdam The Hague Airport (EHRD).

Zurich-Berlin City Shuttle

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 18:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
It’s spring outside and the metropolis Zurich and Berlin are offering a Shuttle Event.

VATNZ SNO : Open Skies

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 06:00 to 11:00 (UTC)
For this week's SNO the skies really are the limit: our activity is concentrated on NZZC - the entire mainland New Zealand airspace!

Stockholm-Arlanda Overload 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 15:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
The swedes are welcoming everyone on VATSIM for a fun and exciting evening at Stockholm-Arlanda, see you there!