VATSIM Conference: Connexion 2017
29 & 30 July, London

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5 Jun 2017 This weekend!
28 May 2017 Route and timings released
19 May 2017 Book yours now!
23 Apr 2017 Aerosoft discount for attendees and more programme items announced
21 Apr 2017 New VATSIM Pilot Client close to entering Alpha testing

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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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Connecting Two Borders Of The Mediterranean Sea

Friday, June 23, 2017 -
15:00 to 19:00
Northern Africa vACC and VATAdria are proud to announce Connecting Two Borders Of The Mediterranean Sea

Friday Night Fly-in!

Friday, June 23, 2017 -
17:00 to 21:30
Dutch VACC presents another edition of our famous Friday Night Fly-in.

Lyon St. Exupery - Reggio

Friday, June 23, 2017 -
19:00 to 21:00
It's time to visit Lyon airport.

Light Up Kingston

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 22:00 to Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 02:00
Make MKJP (Norman Manley Int'l) your destination and enjoy ATC provided by some of the best controllers in the region.

CalScream XVII LIVE!

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 23:45 to Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 04:00
ZLA and ZOA are hosting a live event, California Screamin' (CalScream) has been considered one of VATSIM's oldest and largest events!

Island Time - Rarotonga

Saturday, June 24, 2017 -
07:00 to 11:00
Typical flight time between the two ports is about 3hr 45min so pick your direction of travel and fly away!