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11 Feb 2015 Meeting held Jan 24, 2015 at 2000z
7 Feb 2015 A new Global Controller/ATIS Information Policy effective from 01FEB15
5 Feb 2015 VATSIM is requesting applications from those qualified and interested in filling the position of Vice President of Pilot Training.

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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.

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Crossing Tuesday

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 18:30 to 21:30 (UTC)
vACC Switzerland and VATSIM Germany cordially invite you to the weekly...

NZ Weekly Wednesday - Queenstown/Wellington

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 06:00 to 09:00 (UTC)
Challenging landings at both ends!

Toronto vs Montreal Cross Fire

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 23:45 to Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 03:00 (UTC)
The Toronto FIR is pleased to announce a classical cross fire...

Let's fly to Osaka! ZSQD - RJBB

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 12:00 to 16:00 (UTC)
We are looking forward to seeing you on the scope!

City Shuttle Chisinau - Minsk

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 16:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
Springtime is approaching!

VATNZ SNO : Military Operations Night

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 06:00 to 10:00 (UTC)
This Sunday Night Operations (SNO) is concentrated on movements emulating the three major RNZAF Bases in New Zealand, RNZAF Whenuapai (NZWP), RNZAF Ohakea (NZOH) and RNZAF Woodbourne (NZWB).