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30 Sep 2015 On air from 1800Z on October 10th
10 Sep 2015 VATSIM is requesting applications for those qualified and interested in the position of Vice President, Operations (VATGOV2). This role is a full voting member of the Board of Governors.
2 Sep 2015 EC minutes published to the VATSIM Website
11 Aug 2015 Kyle Ramsey appointed VATSIM President
11 Aug 2015 Steven Cullen retires as VATSIM President

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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 Sunday Night Ops : Kiwi Regional

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 05:00 to 10:00 (UTC)
Perform flight proving trials, using a SAAB 340 or similar, on as many of the Kiwi Regional Airline routes as you can manage.

Summer Sunset 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 15:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
As the "Summer season" comes to an end HvACC welcomes you to participate in a major event and help all tourists get back home.

Capital Sunday

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 18:00 to Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 20:00 (UTC)
We are pleased to announce the next online day which takes place in Switzerland's federal city.

Formula 1 Grand Prix in Sochi

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 14:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
We are as fast as Formula 1!

Runway to Heaven

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 16:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
We invite you to participate in the traditional memorial Runway to Heaven

VATNZ SNO : All The Way Down

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 05:00 to 10:00 (UTC)
We are heading south with this week's event; all the way south.