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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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FLIER'S NIGHT OUT

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 00:00 to Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 04:00 (UTC)
Two is better than one! Join us on September 21, 2018 for a Fliers' Night Out (FNO) at two fields.

CAIRO OPS III - HRG>CAI CITY LINK

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 17:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Following the second wave, and marking the final wave of Cairo Ops, VATSIM Egyptian vACC - jointly with Virtual Egyptair- are happy to announce HRG-CAI city link

VATNZ UNDERRATED AIRPORTS: NAPIER

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 07:00 to 11:00 (UTC)
Tonight we fly to one of New Zealand's airports which normally does not get much traffic.

LISBON REALOPS

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00 (UTC)
It's finally that time of year again! Lisbon RealOps is back, for it's 9th edition, held September 22nd between 0900z and 1700z.

AIR BRIDGE - DUBAI TO CAIRO

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 13:30 to 19:30 (UTC)

OKTOBERFEST FLYIN - O'ZAPFT IS

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 16:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Munich and Bavaria have so much more to offer than beer, “Dirndl” and folk music. But during the next two weeks exactly this is our focus.