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9 Jan 2020 VATSIM supervisor teams are recruiting
31 Dec 2019 A recap of our achievements in 2019 and a look forward to projects in 2020.
24 Dec 2019 Simon Irvine appointed as the new Regional Director for the European Region

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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 »

Zurich Night

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 18:30 to 21:30 (UTC)
Welcome to the Zurich Night, the weekly onlineday of Switzerlands major airport!

Lisboa FIR Online Day

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 20:30 to 22:30 (UTC)
Every month's third Tuesday Lisboa FIR will be online from 2030z to 2230z, providing you with ATC at Lisboa, Porto, Faro, Madeira, and every other airfield in Lisboa FIR.

Midweek Madness

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 18:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
VATSIM UK is excited to be trialling a weekly staff up event for the next month, called 'Midweek Madness'.

Rome Online Day

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 20:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
We will provide full ATC services and do our best for Fiumicino (LIRF) and Ciampino (LIRA) airports.

Nice Rome city link

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 20:00 to 22:30 (UTC)
The last citylink with our friendly neighbors at Vatfrance was a great success , that's why we want to start this new year connecting Nice Cote d'Azur (LFMN) and Rome (LIRF)!

Northeast Corridor FNO

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 23:45 to Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 05:00 (UTC)
Boston, New York, and Washington ARTCC's are teaming up for the annual Northeast Corridor event.