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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 »

Nelson and Hamilton

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 06:00 to 10:00 (UTC)
This week the action is centred on two busy regional airports: Nelson at the top of the South Island, and Hamilton in the North Island's Waikato region.

Finally Austria 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 07:00 to 23:00 (UTC)
Enjoy a beautiful Saturday with us - flying in, out and all over Austria without any time stress.

Historic China Tour Leg 4 Xi'an - Chengdu

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 12:00 to 16:00 (UTC)
This fall, VATPRC is on tour! Join us as we present to you many of the historic cities in China.

Alexandria Sprint

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 15:00 to 18:00 (UTC)
EGvACC, VATSIM Egyptian vACC, is happy to invite you to its upcoming event, ALEXANDRIA SPRINT.

Moscow - Kiyv Capital Express

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 16:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
You are invited to our event between Moscow Domodedovo/Sheremetivo airports and Kyiv Borispil

Stuff The Albu-Turkey

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 22:00 to Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 03:00 (UTC)
On Saturday, November 18th, join the Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center as we Stuff The Albu-Turkey! (Center, that is!)