Software to provide Air Traffic Control services on VATSIM is free. You have a choice of which software you prefer to use, though we recommend taking into account the popularity of the clients in your Division and therefore the help available to you in your training.

Currently all ATC clients are only available for Windows


Designed by Gergely Csernak and currently the most popular ATC client on the network, EuroScope (ES) is customisable and designed to simulate real-life radar software. It also features an innovative display, automatic controller coordination and a built-in simulation system.

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Virtual Radar Client

Virtual Radar Client (VRC), designed by Ross Carlson, is designed for ease of use and to de-clutter your radar display. This client is still used by many in the VATSIM world due to it's excellent documentation, stability and low setup time.

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Also developed by Ross Carlson, vSTARS is a high-fidelity simulation of the real ATC system (STARS) used in many approach control facilities in the United States.

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The newly launched controller client for VATSIM. Please see the forums or website for more details

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The Advanced Simulator Radar Client (ASRC) is earliest ATC client software that is still approved for use on the VATSIM network. ASRC can still be found on the AVSIM file library but is rarely used. You will need to be registered with AVSIM to access the library (free registration).