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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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Friday Night Fly-in
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 17:00 to 22:00 (UTC)On Friday, July 10th the Dutch VACC presents another edition of our famous Friday Night Fly-in, the event in form of a real operations night at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
YSSY - Sydney Airport Real OPS
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 04:00 to 12:00 (UTC)A chance to win Fly Tampa Scenery.
Bridge to South America
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 08:00 to 11:00 (UTC)VATSPA, Portugal vACC and VATSUR invite you all to cross the Atlantic Ocean and discover some of the most importants airports in South America.
Reviving Kai Tak!
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 12:00 to 16:00 (UTC)To commemorate the closure of Kai Tak 17 years ago, Hong Kong VACC wants to bring you back those memories.
The Middle Eastern Link
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 17:00 to 21:00 (UTC)The Bahrain and Turkish vACC invite you all to join our very first event together!
VATNZ SNO : Christchurch and Palmy
Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 06:00 to 11:00 (UTC)This week we are flying between the Knowledge and Garden cities.
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