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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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Friday, January 18, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, February 3, 2019 (All day) (UTC)
Antarctica is the most extreme of places for pilots, and for the first time we get to help scientists from all over the world to prepare for the winter months by bringing supplies, scientists and fuel to the most remote and isolated places in the world


Friday, January 18, 2019 - 19:30 to 21:30 (UTC)
We will provide full ATC services and do our best for Milano Bergamo Orio al Serio (LIME) and Pescara (LIBP) airports.


Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 06:00 to 10:00 (UTC)
Tonight we will practice RNAV approaches, the RNAV approach is becoming the most common approach and is available at most New Zealand airports. So tonight fly between Wellington (NZWN) and Queenstown (NZQN) airports and expect an RNAV approach


Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 12:00 to 18:00 (UTC)
We proud to invite you to our year opening - the "Winter Celebration" event.


Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 15:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
Pakistan vACC welcomes you to their first event of 2019 "Karachi Live" Fly in or out of OPKC on the 19th of January and experience top to down ATC at the City of Lights.


Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 18:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
Cologne/Bonn is the third busiest cargo airport in Germany and well known for the HUBs of UPS and FedEx. Just get your delayed christmas presents delivered or fly some goods to all over the world!