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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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Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 15:00 to 18:00 (UTC)
The event where you lose your fears and join in on the fun that is flying online with real people providing you Air Traffic Control services.


Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 16:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
VATSPA would like to invite all you to the Málaga - Costa del Sol Real Ops 2019 event.


Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 18:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
It’s time to go over to Netherlands. With one of the biggest hubs of aviation in Europe, we organized a wonderful city shuttle between Frankfurt and Amsterdam.


Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 19:00 to 23:00 (UTC)
New York ARTCC will be hosting a treasure hunt featuring three prizes! Study your FAR/AIM as well as the many approaches in the ZNY airspace.

[26JAN 2359-0500z] ZMP Presents Operation Deep Freeze

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 23:45 to Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 06:00 (UTC)
ZMP's 1st Live Event of the Year!


Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 06:00 to 10:00 (UTC)
For this month's Transport Sunday event we will be taking fans back home after coming to Auckland to watch the Basketball game between the Breakers and Melbourne. So fly from Auckland around New Zealand to all of the domestic destinations