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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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CARNAVAL IN VERACRUZ MEXICO
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 03:00 to 05:00 (UTC)All pilots are invited to our Carnaval in Veracruz México
EDDF - EDDM Shuttle
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 18:00 to 22:00 (UTC)The regional groups of Frankfurt and Munich present the 1st Friday-Evening-Work-Shuttle
Geneva - One by One
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00 (UTC)Last Friday night of the month? Put your kids to bed or place them in the right seat and start your engines!!
FNO: Friday in Cowtown
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 23:45 to Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 05:00 (UTC)Fly into or out of Calgary International Airport (CYYC) and celebrate the western culture that has earned the city the nickname of Cowtown!
SNO: Cross The Tasman
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 04:00 to 10:00 (UTC)Join both VATPAC and VATNZ pilots and controllers for this new event as we fly from Auckland to Sydney.
Ugandan Knuckles Fly In
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 08:00 to 20:00 (UTC)VATSAF is doing something really cool this February - bringing the light that VATSIM needs by way of the Uganda Knuckles Fly In.
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