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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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Cargo Triangle

Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 17:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
VATSIM Germany, the Belux vACC and the Dutch VACC invites everyone to their Cargo Triangle.

Port Moresby AYPY Spilled Milk Run

Monday, May 27, 2019 - 08:30 to 11:30 (UTC)
Today we fly to Port Moresby!


Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 17:30 to 20:30 (UTC)
Welcome to the Zurich Night, the weekly onlineday of Switzerlands major airport! Enjoy one of total 4 IFR approaches or get yourself a spot as a small VFR aircraft between the big birds.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
FULL ATC every Wednesday above our beautiful Austria. Expect our two main airports Vienna and Innsbruck [LOWW, LOWI] to be fully staffed and very busy. Our minors Salzburg, Linz, Graz and Klagenfurtare also waiting for your flight!


Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
We will provide full ATC services and do our best for Fiumicino (LIRF) and Ciampino (LIRA) airports. Rome has a big airspace, but you might want to prepare for some holdings!


Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Once a month, one FIR will be activated and the activity will be concentrated there…