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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 »
Moncton Monday - COPA Event
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 23:00 to Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 03:00 (UTC)The St. John's Local Canadian Owners & Pilot Association will be gathering at CYYT for a presentation on VATSIM.
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 19:30 to 22:00 (UTC)VATSIM UK is delighted to be inviting it's pilots and controllers back to the North East as the Angel of the North is lit up again with our latest event.
Marseille Palermo Coast to Coast
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 20:00 to 22:00 (UTC)Join us for another coast to coast, between Marseille and Palermo, you can choose the spectacular approach to Palermo or the Marseille gulf.
San Juan FNO
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 23:45 to Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 05:00 (UTC)San Juan CERAP invites you to join us as we host VATUSA's popular Friday Night Ops.
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 16:00 to 20:00 (UTC)Emirates vACC is proud to present "Dubai Overload".
Moscow - Kyiv City Shuttle + CPT
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 17:00 to 20:00 (UTC)On 27th of January, we will be glad to see you at our event between Moscow and Kyiv
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