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11 Aug 2015 Kyle Ramsey appointed VATSIM President
11 Aug 2015 Steven Cullen retires as VATSIM President
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

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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, August 28, 2015 - 18:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
Put your kids to bed or place them in the right seat and start your engines.

Never Dull at Dulles 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 23:45 to Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 04:00 (UTC)
Whatever flight and equipment you choose there won't be a dull moment.

VATRUS El Clasico Control: Moscow-Petersburg

Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 12:00 to 17:00 (UTC)
Our team will meet in one place booked especially for this occasion and provide great air traffic control and fun for all of you!

Tour of China 2015 Leg11: Sanya - Shenzhen

Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 12:00 to 16:00 (UTC)
During four months, we will take you around China and show you the diverse landscapes of the country.

Canadian Xpress August Fly-In - 6th Anniversary

Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 14:00 to Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 04:00 (UTC)
Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots & virtual airlines to celebrate with us!

Holiday Shuttle EDDT-LEPA

Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 17:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Get in your cockpit and bring a planeload of passengers to or from Mallorca with ATC from gate to gate.