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14 May 2015 Minutes of the EC Quarterly meeting held on 09MAY15 have now been posted to the VATSIM Website
2 May 2015 It is with much please that I announce that Divya Patel has accepted the position of VP - Pilot Training.
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

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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 »

Geneva - One by One

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 18:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
With a single concrete runway, controllers face the challenge of getting the timing just right...

Citylink: Beijing - Seoul

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 12:00 to 16:00 (UTC)
VATPRC and VATKOR invite everyone to the Citylink event between Beijing (ZBAA) and Seoul (RKSI).

Ibiza opening parties 2015

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 15:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
VATSPA and Virtual Ryanair Invite you all to the wonderful and beautiful island of Ibiza for the Opening Parties Event 2015.

Light Up America

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 16:00 to Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 02:00 (UTC)
VATUSA is excited to announce the return of Light Up America!

City Shuttle Chisinau (LUKK) To Budapest (LHBP)

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 16:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
Moldova Vacc And Hungary Vacc Is Proud To Present The City Shuttle Between Chisinau And Budapest.

VATNZ SNO : Christchurch/Rotorua

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 06:00 to 11:00 (UTC)
We mark the end of the month with an evening focussed on one of New Zealand's busiest tourist routes: Christchurch and Rotorua.