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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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Geneva - One by One
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 19:00 to 21:00 (UTC)With a single concrete runway, controllers face the challenge of getting the timing just right.
CityPair Ajaccio - Napoli
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 20:00 to 22:00 (UTC)For the 4th of our France-Italy City Pair events, VATFrance and VATITA invite you all to fly between Naples (LIRN) and Ajaccio (LFKJ)
Cross the Pond Westbound 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015 (All day) (UTC)It's everyone's favorite time of the year again!
Noon2Midnight meets CTP & Aixplane
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 09:00 to 23:00 (UTC)LiveATC from Aixplane
VATNZ SNO : No Holds Barred
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 06:00 to 10:00 (UTC)Tonight we focus on the holding stack.
ZFW FNO Casino AND Suicide OPS [PRIZES]
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 23:45 to Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 04:00 (UTC)The Fort Worth ARTCC invites you to play the odds with our combined Casino and Suicide Ops night.
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