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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 SNO : Island Time - South Pacific

Sunday, November 29, 2015 -
05:00 to 10:00
For this week's SNO, we will be island hopping between Samoa, Niue, Tonga and the Cook Islands.

Manchester / Belfast City Pair

Sunday, November 29, 2015 -
18:30 to 21:30
This nice short hop will allow you to fly several legs along a fully staffed route for an "as real as it" gets experience.

Bangkok Overload

Saturday, December 5, 2015 -
11:00 to 15:00
Dedicating this event to the birthday of the King of Thailand, we would like to share this intimate day with you.

City link Shanghai-Taipei

Saturday, December 5, 2015 -
12:00 to 16:00
This event is held by VATROC and VATPRC. Join us together!

Dubai RealOps 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015 -
17:00 to 21:00
Come join us at Dubai for an exciting evening in the heart of the Middle East.

Cross the Ditch 12

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 17:00 to Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 13:00
The change of seasons brings unpredictable weather to the Tasman Sea... Chances are, you'll see it all when you Cross the Ditch!