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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.

Upcoming Events More »

Simferopol Real Ops

Sunday, May 29, 2016 -
09:00 to 18:00
Just before the season opening VATRUS Division decided to conduct a RealOps Fly-in in Simferopol airport, which is one of the most attractive tourist destinations.

Copenhagen Realtime 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016 -
14:00 to 20:00
Choose from 315 flights in and out of Copenhagen that are based on real life schedule and enjoy this "as real as it gets" event.

Ibiza Opening Parties 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016 -
15:00 to 18:00
VATSPA would like to invite all you to the wonderful and beautiful island of Ibiza

The Trio

Sunday, May 29, 2016 -
16:30 to 20:30
This event allows you to fly from one airport to another (in any combination) whilst experiencing full ATC coverage!

Onlinedayshuttle EDDT - LIPZ

Monday, May 30, 2016 -
18:00 to 21:00
Full ATC coverage from Germany´s capital to the lovely situated lagune town by the Adria.

LFPO -Paris Orly on line

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 -
19:00 to 22:00
Paris, France - Full ATC service at Paris's ORLY (LFPO) airport.