Africa & Middle East

Africa & Middle East Region

VATAME covers most countries on the African continent and in the Middle East area. 

Always increasing in membership numbers, covering more and more areas and ever striving for excellence and fun, Vatsim's Africa and the Middle East region is covering a huge fascinating part of the globe: from the wild savannas of Africa to the deserts of Arabia; from desolated territories to modern cities like Johannesburg, Tel-Aviv, Dubai or Cape town; from rural uncontrolled airstrips to huge modern airports – we have it all!

VATAME is split into five geographic Divisions:

  • VATSIM South Africa (VATSAF) covering South Africa and the southern part of the continent..
  • VATSIM Central Africa (VATCAF) covering the very heart of Africa.
  • VATSIM North Africa (VATNAF) covering the coastal countries of North Africa.
  • VATSIM Israel (VATIL) covering the state of Israel's FIR.
  • VATSIM Middle East (VATME) covering the Persian gulf rest of the middle East. 

Some of our divisions are further split into vACCs or FIRs.

Come fly with us, come and learn ATC in our facilities – you are always welcomed!

VATAME Regions staff are:

Regional Director - Amir Paz

Deputy Regional Directors - Thomas Mathieu

Divisions in VATAME:

Countries in the VATAME Region:

Algeria, Angola, Ascension Islands, Bahrain, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (DRC), Cote d'Ivorie, Dakhla & Laayoune, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Gaza, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissou, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Reunion Island, Rwanda, Sao Tome, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates (U.A.R.), Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe