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24 Jan 2016 Golden Mic recognises the top 50 ATC facilities for online time during 2015.
19 Jan 2016 View a Time Lapse YouTube Video of VATUK's Heathrow Overload 2016
19 Jan 2016 VATSIM Appoints New Regional Director for VATSIM Africa/Middle East
19 Jan 2016 VATSIM Appoints New Regional Director for VATSIM Oceania
18 Jan 2016 Feedback is sought on upcoming changes to vPilot Pilot Client

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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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Istanbul - Budapest "LoveHop"

Saturday, February 13, 2016 -
17:00 to 21:00
How do you usually celebrate St. Valentine's Day?

EDDM-EHAM City Shuttle

Saturday, February 13, 2016 -
18:00 to 21:00
On Saturday, February 13th, the Dutch VACC and VATSIM Germany will jointly organise the Munich-Amsterdam city shuttle!

VATNZ SNO : Mainline Madness

Sunday, February 14, 2016 -
05:00 to 09:00
Get ready for a night of madness as we take VATNZ's most popular event to a whole new level.


Saturday, February 20, 2016 -
16:00 to 19:00
VATSPA would like to invite you to discover a Mediterranean airport.

VATNZ SNO : Floatplane Adventures

Sunday, February 21, 2016 -
05:00 to 09:00
Here is an event involving floatplanes .

EDDT Land or Hold

Sunday, February 21, 2016 -
17:00 to 22:00
You know how to handle your airplane and "normal" flights are beginning to bore you a little? You're looking for a different challenge?