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14 Jul 2019 Effective at 00:00z on Monday, July 15, 2019
11 Jul 2019 VATSIM's Signature Semi-Annual Event returns 26OCT19
26 May 2019 Everyone has a chance to sign up and get in automatically!

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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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City Link Chengdu - Shenzhen

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 12:00 to 16:00 (UTC)
Welcome to VATPRC "City Link Chengdu - Shenzhen"event!

UKFIS Afternoon

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 12:00 to 14:00 (UTC)
VATSIM UK is proud to present our first "UKFIS Afternoon" event!

Summer Rise

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 13:00 to 17:00 (UTC)
We are proud to invite you to the "Summer Rise" event.

A Summer Night in Amsterdam

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 17:30 to 20:00 (UTC)
Come visit Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (EHAM) on an ordinary summer Saturday!

High Intensity Runway Operations

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 18:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Fly into or out of Dublin to your favourite airport, and enjoy the full staffing of ATC from VATéir! See you there.

Staff It Up: Daytona Beach (KDAB)

Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 21:00 to 23:45 (UTC)
Jacksonville ARTCC welcomes one and all to join us for the return of our “Staff it up Sunday!” event.