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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.

Upcoming Events More »

Cross the Ditch

Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 12:00 to 15:00 (UTC)
Calling all GA enthusiasts! Join us for some short hops between Bournemouth and the Channel Islands!

The Expedition - Istanbul to Dubai

Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 13:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
It is time to embark on your next expedition! Emirates vACC and Turkish vACC are excited to invite you to join the blue skies between two major airports, Istanbul and Dubai.

Scandinavian Shuttle 2021

Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 16:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
VATSIM-Scandinavia is inviting all pilots for a fun evening of flying between our major airports. Jump into your aircraft of choice an fly between EFHK, EKCH, ENGM and ESSA and experience excellent controller coverage and a lot of traffic.

Warsaw - Moscow (UUEE) Capital Shuttle

Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 17:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
VATRUS and Polish vACC are glad to invite you into our capital shuttle between Warsaw Chopin (EPWA) and Moscow Sheremetyevo (UUEE).

Czech Online Day

Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 18:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Czech Online Day takes place every Wednesday & Sunday between 18-21 UTC at LKAA FIR. You can expect full ATC coverage at Prague LKPR.

Surveillance Radar Approach Night

Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 18:30 to 21:00 (UTC)
The Dutch VACC will be organising a remarkable event at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol! We’ll offer you the chance to fly a Surveillance Radar Approach during which you are “talked down” by a controller. Are you up for the challenge?
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