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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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VATNZ SNO : Dunedin to the Big Smoke
Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 06:00 to 11:00 (UTC)This week we fly between Dunedin & either of Auckland or Wellington.
Sunday, July 5, 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)
VATSIM UK Staffed by Staff
Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 18:00 to 21:00 (UTC)On Sunday the 5th of July VATSIM UK presents our annual Staffed by Staff event.
Friday Night Fly-in
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 17:00 to 22:00 (UTC)On Friday, July 10th the Dutch VACC presents another edition of our famous Friday Night Fly-in, the event in form of a real operations night at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
YSSY - Sydney Airport Real OPS
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 04:00 to 12:00 (UTC)A chance to win Fly Tampa Scenery.
Bridge to South America
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 08:00 to 11:00 (UTC)VATSPA, Portugal vACC and VATSUR invite you all to cross the Atlantic Ocean and discover some of the most importants airports in South America.
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