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7 Apr 2016 Ross Carlson seeks Beta testers
29 Feb 2016 VATSIM is pleased to announce that the next global convention will be held in the summer of 2017.
29 Feb 2016 It's a pleasure to announce that Boston Virtual ARTCC will be representing VATSIM at FlightSimCon 2016.
27 Feb 2016 New controller client for VATSIM

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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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Geneva - One by One

Friday, April 29, 2016 -
18:00 to 20:00
With a single concrete runway, controllers face the challenge of getting the timing just right, in order to clear you to land just seconds after departing traffic’s gear has left the ground.

VCL City Link Event: VVNB - VDSR

Saturday, April 30, 2016 -
13:00 to 17:00
Join us on our "VCL City Link Event" between Hanoi - a city with a thousand years history and Siem Riep - the one with the famous Angkor Wat!

VATNZ SNO : Historical Operations

Sunday, May 1, 2016 -
06:00 to 10:00
For this special Sunday Night Ops find a classical aircraft and fly it between our two largest cities

FNO: Cinco de Mayo

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 23:45 to Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 04:00
Join us on May 6th for Friday Night Ops as the Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center presents Cinco de Mayo.

VATNZ SNO : Bays Sector

Sunday, May 8, 2016 -
06:00 to 10:00
The Bay's sector contains 3 tower controlled aerodromes and for this Sunday Night Ops, fly from Wellington to one of the Bay Sector

Stockholm Arlanda Realtime 2016

Sunday, May 8, 2016 -
15:00 to 20:00
It is time for an exciting event that was anticipated for a long time, the Stockholm Arlanda Realtime 2016!