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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
11 Feb 2015 Meeting held Jan 24, 2015 at 2000z

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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 »

LKPR & LKMT - Ice Hockey Championship

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 17:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
VACC-CZ invites you to participate in transporting visitors of Ice Hockey World Championship 2015 to their destination

Latitudinal Friday

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 18:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Each Month, VATFrance and vACC Switzerland together open 2 different airports and offer you diversified flight-fun.

Helsinki Overload 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 15:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
Vatsim-Scandinavia would like to invite everyone to Helsinki-Vantaa for this year's exciting and fun overload event where our Finnish controllers staff EFHK.

Dubai ↔ Doha City Shuttle

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 17:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Use both vACC's top class ATC Service to experience a busy airspace like no other.

VATNZ SNO : Napier, Nelson & New Plymouth

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 06:00 to 11:00 (UTC)
For the first SNO of May, we're focussing our attention on three regional airports in the centre of the country: Napier, Nelson, and New Plymouth.

Capital Sunday

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 18:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
We are pleased to announce the next online day which takes place in Switzerland's federal city each first Sunday of the month at Bern Airport (LSZB)