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7 Aug 2018 An important message to our members
23 Jul 2018 More members are using VATSIM than ever before
5 Jul 2018 Read the minutes of the meeting online
21 May 2018 VATSIM is updating our Privacy Policy in preparation for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect on 25th May 2018
20 May 2018 Agenda for the Board of Governors Meeting to be held on 26MAY18 at 20:00UTC

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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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Roshan Pakistan

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 16:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
Pakistan vACC would like to invite you to its Independance Day Event "Roshan Pakistan" with our entire airspace online.

2JDs fog el 3adad Ops

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 15:00 to 18:00 (UTC)
'2JDs fog el 3adad Ops' is a single-runway operations event at Queen Alia International Airport [OJAI] for RWY 08L/26R

Coast, Lake, Desert FNO

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 23:45 to Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 03:45 (UTC)
Join ZOA, ZLC and ZLA as we staff up for one of the biggest FNOs of the year! Triple the traffic, triple the controllers, triple the airspace!

VATNZ VOR/DME Arrival Night

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 07:00 to 11:00 (UTC)
This week is an opportunity to practice a VOR/DME arrival, into either New Plymouth or Gisborne airports.

Dubai - Saturday Night Ops

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 15:00 to 18:00 (UTC)
Emirates vACC is back once again with an exciting event for all the pilots.

Panic Stations Launceston

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 04:00 to 08:00 (UTC)
The idea is devilishly simple. Get as many aircraft as possible to try and arrive at a destination airport, touching down at the same time.