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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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Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 20:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
From Italy, UK, Spain, Greece, Germany, Austria... from France, Luxemburg or even farther, come to Bordeaux Merignac (LFBD) and enjoy ATC...


Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 20:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
We will provide full ATC services and do our best for Fiumicino (LIRF) and Ciampino (LIRA) airports. Rome has a big airspace, but you might want to prepare for some holdings!


Friday, December 21, 2018 - 16:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
Amman Fly-In gives you a 4-hour window to fly in and out of Amman's airports Queen Alia International [OJAI] and Marka International [OJAM].


Friday, December 21, 2018 - 20:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
VatFrance wishes a Merry Christmas to all of you and proposes ATC coverage at LFST-Strasbourg.


Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 00:00 to 04:30 (UTC)
If you are a fan of wintry holidays (or even if you aren't), come fly into the Northeast during our combined FNO, featuring New York LaGuardia (LGA), Boston Logan (BOS), and all three of the Washington Metro airports (IAD, DCA, & BWI)!


Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 12:00 to 15:00 (UTC)
The New Year is right around the corner, let's end off this year with a classic Hong Kong-Taipei Event.