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23 Feb 2019 Meeting held on 24NOV18
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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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MIDLANDS TO PARIS PAIR

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 18:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
VATUK & VAT France are proud to announce that they have teamed together for this event. It has been a while since Birmingham was used and occasion is given on to fly between Birmingham and Paris Charles de Gaulle with full ATC.

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY - VACC AUSTRIA

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Expect our two main airports Vienna and Innsbruck [LOWW, LOWI] to be fully staffed and very busy. Our minors Salzburg (LOWS), Linz (LOWL), Graz (LOWG) and Klagenfurt (LOWK) are also waiting for your flight!

ROMA ONLINE DAY

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 20:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
We will provide full ATC services and do our best for Fiumicino (LIRF) and Ciampino (LIRA) airports. Rome has a big airspace, but you might want to prepare for some holdings!

DUBAI WEEKLY DELIGHTS

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 16:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
Join us and fly in or out of Dubai Int'l Airport as our controllers welcome you at UAE's most busiest airport which is well known all around the world.

SKIING IN THE ALPS | EDDW - LOWS

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 17:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
The shortest way to ski from Bremen? Of course, by plane from EDDW to LOWS, directly into the antechamber of the Alps, from where you can reach the ski areas of the region after a short drive.

SIR LYNDEN PINDLING’S BIRTHDAY BASH!

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 22:00 to Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 02:00 (UTC)
Join the Nassau FIR this Friday, the 22nd, for Sir Lynden Pindling’s Birthday Bash! We will have ATC coverage into the Lynden Pindling International Airport. Fly in for the festivities, stay a while to celebrate, then fly back home!