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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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YAS MARINA MAYHEM | ARRIVALS

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 16:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
So here we are, ready to go racing for one final time this year!

FRIDAY NIGHT FLY-IN!

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 18:00 to 22:30 (UTC)
Dutch VACC presents another edition of their famous Friday Night Fly-in, the event in form of a real operations night at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (EHAM).

SICILIA OVERLOAD

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 20:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
Join us to visit Sicily, the most beautiful Italian island is ready to receive people from around the world.

PHILIPPINE ISLAND HOP 2018

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 06:30 to 10:30 (UTC)
vACC Philippines would like to welcome all pilots to fly across anywhere in the Philippine archipelago with an opportunity to experience a flight with ATC coverage.

SEOUL TO TAIPEI RKSS→RCSS

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 12:00 to 16:00 (UTC)
VATKOR and VATROC are proud to hold the event "Seoul to Taipei", from RKSS to RCSS. We invite everyone to come and join us.

MACAU IS YOUR FRIEND

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 12:00 to 16:00 (UTC)
Come join us in Macau, the former Portugese colony known for its tourism and gambling industry, for a fly-in and out!