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30 Sep 2020 Join us in welcoming three new members to the Board of Governors, along with the largest amendment to the CoR to date!
13 Sep 2020 VATSIM Eclipses 100,000 members
6 Sep 2020 VATSIM announces Nicola Felini has been elected to VATSIM’s Board of Governors as Vice President, Conflict Resolution.
17 Aug 2020 With Microsoft Flight Simulator on final approach, we are excited to announce the release of vPilot version 2.6, adding compatibility for this new simulator.

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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 »

Tahini Thursday | OBBI - OMDB

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 16:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
Bahrain vACC and Emirates vACC invites you to fly between Bahrain and Dubai International for our weekly "Tahini Thursday"

Helsinki in Sight

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 18:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
VATSIM Scandinavia and Finland invite you to enjoy our weekly event, Helsinki in Sight. Helsinki will be fully staffed by our air traffic controllers.

Stuttgart Thursday

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 19:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Prepare for Stuttgart Thursday!

I Can't Ku-Wait!

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 13:00 to 16:00 (UTC)
Kuwait vACC is proud to present our fortnightly event: I Can't Ku-Wait!

Madrid Fridays

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 18:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
VATSPA would like to invite you to the Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas (LEMD) airport. Every Friday, from 18.00z to 20.00z we will fully staff LEMD.

Autumn Countylink between Estonia and Poland

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 18:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
VACC Estonia in cooperation with Polish VACC are delighted to invite you this Friday to our Autumn countrylink event.