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16 Nov 2017 Applications are now being accepted for the position of Division Director for the United States Division.
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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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Dubai to Warsaw Shuttle

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 12:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
The Emirates vACC & the Polish vACC are pleased to invite you to the return leg "Dubai to Warsaw Shuttle"

EDDH - LKPR Shuttle

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 17:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
VACC-CZ and VATSIM Germany are happy to offer a LKPR–EDDH City Shuttle.


Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 22:00 to Monday, November 20, 2017 - 01:00 (UTC)
Take off in the Amazon Rain Forest, cross the Andes Mountains and land in Equador.

Toulouse(LFBO)- Olbia (LIEO) City link

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 20:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
Join this bidirectional flight and enjoy the Mediterranean view.

The Chathams

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 06:00 to 10:00 (UTC)
This week's flight takes us east beyond the oceanic boundary to the Chatham Islands.

Spin-off Saturday NWWW/NVVV/NFFN

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 08:00 to 11:00 (UTC)
After great success with our Spin-Off Saturday event we will be continuing our adventure.