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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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Monthly Ops: KLIT/KLRF

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 23:00 to Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 03:00
VATUSA's Memphis ARTCC is hosting an event at Little Rock, Arkansas. (KLIT)

Night in Liberty - KEWR

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 23:30 to Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 04:00
Fly into or out of KEWR from 23:30 to 04:00 UTC

VATNZ SNO : Military Operations

Saturday, July 30, 2016 -
06:00 to 10:00
Today your challenge is to transport supplies between RNZAF Ohakea (NZOH), RNZAF Woodbourne (NZWB) and RNZAF Whenuapai (NZWP), or in the reverse direction


Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 09:00 to Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 21:00
From 09-21z on both days VATUK members will be getting together to control and/or fly at the same location as many of your fellow members.

Midnight Sun

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 17:00 to Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 04:00
Anchorage ARTCC, Edmonton FIR and Reykjavik CTA invite you to join us for an Arctic flight from Keflavik (Iceland) to either Anchorage (USA) or Edmonton (Canada)

HCF "Stack 'Em Up Sunday"

Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 21:00 to Monday, August 1, 2016 - 00:15
Join Steve McGarrett and Danno as Honolulu (PHNL) closes all runways but 1.