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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 »

Light Up Tasmania

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 04:00 to 08:00 (UTC)
We're back and proud to announce the next event for the Light Up series, Light up Tasmania!

24-Hours of ATC

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 07:00 to Monday, August 10, 2020 - 06:45 (UTC)
We will be staffing up Seattle with a minimum of Tower, Approach, and Center for 24 hours!

Abu Dhabi - Shawarma Sunday

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 14:00 to 17:00 (UTC)
Emirates vACC is back once again with the latest addition to its weekly events, "Abu Dhabi - Shawarma Sunday"


Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 16:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
VATSIM-Scandinavia would like to welcome you to a series of domestic shuttles throughout our neighbourhood.

Fly the Flight Academy

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 17:30 to 20:00 (UTC)
Are you still proficient in flying all types of approaches? Come Fly the Flight Academy and find out!

Shannon Summer Overload

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 18:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
VATéir are delighted to welcome you to Shannon Summer Overload!