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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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Monday, February 18, 2019 - 00:00 to 04:00 (UTC)
It's hockey season again! The University of North Dakota plays The University Minnesota Duluth this week. Come fly back and forth between KGFK and KDLH to support these teams in an exciting series! IFR and VFR traffic all welcome!


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 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, February 22, 2019 - 16:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
Join us and fly in or out of Dubai Int'l Airport as our controllers welcome you at UAE's most busiest airport which is well known all around the world. Take advantage of our ATC services and enjoy your flight.


Friday, February 22, 2019 - 18:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
We invite you to a fun and crowded evening of flights and promise you a pleasant and unforgettable sky at the network VATSIM.


Friday, February 22, 2019 - 19:30 to 22:00 (UTC)
We're proud to announce "Corner to Corner", fly between Newquay and Aberdeen with ATC.


Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 00:00 to 04:00 (UTC)
ZLA's flagship Oscar Night event is returning yet another year, for the first time ever as an FNO. Four of our airports will be featured: KLAX, KBUR, KVNY, and KSMO