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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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Madrid Wednesdays

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
VATSPA would like to invite you to the Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas (LEMD) airport.


Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
We will provide full ATC services and do our best for Fiumicino (LIRF) and Ciampino (LIRA) airports.

Geneva - One by One

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
Last Friday night of the month? Put your kids to bed or place them in the right seat and start your engines.

The Long Hop

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 09:00 to 20:15 (UTC)
Emirates VACC would like to invite you to THE LONG HOP Event Heathrow - Dubai

Shuttle to Kuwait

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 10:00 to 14:00 (UTC)
Come and join us on July 27th, as we have full top-down service from Hamad's busiest airport to Kuwait's international airport!


Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 12:00 to 15:00 (UTC)
Please join us on July 27th for another classic event between Hong Kong and Taiwan.