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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 »
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 07:00 to 11:00 (UTC)Tonight fly as many of the new Jetstar regional routes as you can.
Toronto Real Ops 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00 to Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 10:00 (UTC)It's back! On Saturday September 23rd starting at 1000z (6:00am Eastern), The Virtual Toronto FIR is pleased to be hosting "Toronto Real Ops 2017 24 hours live" event.
City Shuttle - Going Home
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 11:00 to 23:00 (UTC)Join NYARTCC & Frankfurt RG as we return our fellow Germans home
NorthEast Europe Triangle
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 17:00 to 20:00 (UTC)We would like to invite you to our three North East countries. Slovakia, Czechia and Poland.
City Link Cordoba - Asuncion
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 20:00 to Monday, September 25, 2017 - 00:00 (UTC)VATSIM Argentina and ACC Paraguay would like to invite you to our next event
Battle of the Bay Towers
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 07:00 to 11:00 (UTC)It's time for two of the busiest Regional Towers in New Zealand to go into battle!
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