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18 Jul 2015 Forum & USA-W server maintenance on 19th July
16 Jul 2015 VATSIM network and voice server launched
3 Jul 2015 VATSIM network and voice server launched
2 Jun 2015 Read the BoG minutes for Q1 2015
14 May 2015 Minutes of the EC Quarterly meeting held on 09MAY15 have now been posted to the VATSIM Website

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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 »

DURBAN - JOHANNESBURG CITY LINK

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 17:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
VATSAF INVITES YOU TO DURBAN - JOHANNESBURG CITY LINK

LKPD-EPWR VFR City-Shuttle

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 17:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
VACC CZ and PL-VACC would like to invite you to VFR City-shuttle between wonderful cities

Geneva - One by One

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 18:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
Put your kids to bed or place them in the right seat and start your engines!

ZMP Northern Migration X

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 23:30 to Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 04:30 (UTC)
ZMP presents the 10th Annual Northern Migration.

Shanghai meets Tokyo

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 11:00 to 16:00 (UTC)
VATPRC and VATJPN are delighted to invite you to join our "Shanghai meets Tokyo" event.

Dubai Single Runway Ops

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 17:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
VATSIM Emirates is proud to present Dubai Single Runway Ops.