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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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Regional "Baja California"

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 03:00 to 05:00 (UTC)
Get your aircraft ready for this Regional Tour...


Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 03:00 to 05:00 (UTC)
Lets go and have a cup of Coffee at La aurora International Airport

VATNZ SNO Military Operations

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 06:00 to 10:00 (UTC)
The New Zealand Defence Force regularly conducts overseas operations to assist other countries in natural disaster recovery. Today your challenge is to transport supplies between RNZAF Ohakea (NZOH), RNZAF Woodbourne (NZWB) and RNZAF Whenuapai (NZWP).

Victoria Training Day CYYJ

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 17:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
Student controllers will be learning the ropes at Victoria International.

Arlanda Real Time 2018

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 14:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
On Sunday 25 March it's time to head for Sweden and Stockholm-Arlanda for this year's edition of the Arlanda Real Time Event.

FNO: A Night in Jet City!

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 00:00 to 05:00 (UTC)
oin us for an eventful night of great scenery, controlling, and the thrill of the jam-packed skies where all your Boeing jets come to life!