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30 Sep 2020 Join us in welcoming three new members to the Board of Governors, along with the largest amendment to the CoR to date!
13 Sep 2020 VATSIM Eclipses 100,000 members
6 Sep 2020 VATSIM announces Nicola Felini has been elected to VATSIM’s Board of Governors as Vice President, Conflict Resolution.

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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 »

Light Up South Australia

Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 04:00 to 08:00 (UTC)
We're back and proud to announce the next event for the Light Up series, Light up South Australia!

Friendship Fly-In

Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 12:00 to 16:00 (UTC)
Pakistan vACC and India vACC have teamed up once again to bring you another busy event with IVG and the Nepal Community!

EKCH Overload

Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 16:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
The Danish controllers is inviting you to Denmark and Copenhagen for an exciting and busy evening of flying.

Riga Bound Event

Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 17:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Both French vACC and Latvia vACC look forward to inviting you to the 1000nm journey to Riga from LFPG!

Sunday Brunch in Seattle

Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 18:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
Come One, Come all! We are starting up our Monthly Events starting with Sunday Brunch in Seattle

Eindhoven Rumble

Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 18:30 to 21:00 (UTC)
The Dutch VACC presents another edition of Eindhoven Rumble, a real operations event.
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