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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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Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 15:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
Just as the old saying goes: All roads lead to Rome! In this overload we give you over 200 reasons to visit the eternal city, with over 200 slots available taken from the real-world timetable, world wide destinations, departures over the Mediterranean sea

Barcelona Marrakech jet set flight

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 16:00 to 19:00 (UTC)


Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 17:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Us, in Denmark, would like to divert your attention to Aalborg. We are holding a grant event to enhance awareness of this beautiful airfield in the northern part of Denmark!


Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 21:30 to Monday, November 19, 2018 - 01:00 (UTC)
Once again, the ZMA ARTCC will be hosting yet another Sunday Funday. This Sunday we will featuring KRSW. The airport featured will be staffed and ready for your arrival and/or departure. Everyone is invited!


Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 16:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
VATSIM Scandinavia and Finnish controllers invite and welcome you to fly in Finland. During the event, we invite you to fly from three different airports: Helsinki-Vantaa (EFHK), Oulu (EFOU) and Kittilä (EFKT).


Friday, November 23, 2018 - 16:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
So here we are, ready to go racing for one final time this year!