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25 Mar 2020 The VATSIM Membership Department is seeking applications for VATSIM Membership Managers.
17 Mar 2020 We are happy to announce the long-awaited overhaul of the Pilot Rating System!
17 Mar 2020 Golden Mic recognises the top 50 ATC facilities for online time during 2019 and shows the number of combined Controller hours and the percentage of the year that the position has been staffed.
13 Mar 2020 Minutes of the BoG Meeting held on 18JAN20 for Q4-2019 (October to December)

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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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Gatwick Midweek Madness

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 17:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
VATSIM UK is happy to invite you back to our staff up of Gatwick!

Madrid Wednesdays

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 18:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
VATSPA would like to invite you to the Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas (LEMD) airport.

Enjoy Warszawa!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 18:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
Come and fly to/from Warszawa (EPWA) where you will have a chance to enjoy both our beautiful airport and scenery, as well as professional ATC service!


Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 19:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
PARIS ATC will be online as it used to be the first Wednesday of each month.

Rome online day

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 19:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
While waiting for CTP, we will provide full ATC services and do our best for Fiumicino (LIRF) and Ciampino (LIRA) airports.

Training Evening - ESSEX

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 17:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
We will be holding a training evening. Pilots, come and join the fun at our focus aerodromes.