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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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Auckland, Wellington Stop Over
Saturday, February 25, 2017 -The route is suitable for any aircraft smaller than an A320 or B738
06:00 to 10:00(UTC)
Polish Sunrise (Kraków TMA)
Saturday, February 25, 2017 -In splendid winter sunrise February 25 we are looking forward to see you in Kraków TMA! We will be awaiting you in Kraków (EPKK) and Katowice (EPKT)
09:00 to 11:00(UTC)
Heart 2 Heart Southern Africa
Saturday, February 25, 2017 -Join us as ACCSAF, in collab with vkenya.or.ke and Singapore Virtual Airlines Group, holds Heart to Heart in Southern Africa.
11:00 to 15:00(UTC)
Coastal city Link Qingdao-Xiamen
Saturday, February 25, 2017 -Welcome to VATPRC Coastal city Link Qingdao-Xiamen event!
12:00 to 16:00(UTC)
Frankfurt - New York City Shuttle
Saturday, February 25, 2017 -Frankfurt and New York ARTCC proudly present the first ever intercontinental City-LongHaul-Shuttle in the history of VATSIM.
12:00 to 22:00(UTC)
Island hop Olbia LIEO-Mahon LEMH
Saturday, February 25, 2017 -A new event with Vatspa and Vatita that will offer full atc between two magical islands; Menorca and Sardegna
16:00 to 19:00(UTC)
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