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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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DÜSSELDORF-MILANO CITY-SHUTTLE

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 19:30 to 21:30 (UTC)
Good news from Germany and Italy! This Monday we will allow you to cross the alps and fly between Dusseldorf (EDDL) and Milano Malpensa (LIMC) with full ATC!

Air Rally USA

Friday, November 16, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, November 25, 2018 (All day) (UTC)
A time trial with no ATC guarantee

Pandemic Weekend

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 18:00 to Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 23:00 (UTC)
A boardgame with a VATSIM Twist

FRANKFURT OVERLOAD 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 17:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
At Frankfurt’s hub of aviation, the Frankfurt air traffic controllers invite you to the five-hour “Fly in and out”, the Frankfurt Overload

ROME OVERLOAD

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 15:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
Just as the old saying goes: All roads lead to Rome! In this overload we give you over 200 reasons to visit the eternal city, with over 200 slots available taken from the real-world timetable, world wide destinations, departures over the Mediterranean sea

INTRODUCING AALBORG

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 17:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Us, in Denmark, would like to divert your attention to Aalborg. We are holding a grant event to enhance awareness of this beautiful airfield in the northern part of Denmark!