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18 Oct 2019 Special Considerations requested for all members
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5 Oct 2019 Get your slot for the first CTP on Audio for VATSIM
29 Sep 2019 Landing October 14, 2019

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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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Madrid Wednesdays

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
VATSPA would like to invite you to the Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas (LEMD) airport.

Weekly Wednesday - VACC Austria

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
The VACC Austria invites you to join the Weekly Wednesday!

Milano online day

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Vatita will be covering the whole FIR of Milano, come fly in and out at two of the busiest airports in Italy: Milano Malpensa (LIMC) and Orio al Serio (LIME)!

Royal Bridge | Amman to Abu Dhabi

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 14:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
Jordan vACC & Emirates vACC are proud to present Royal Bridge from Amman to Abu Dhabi!

Geneva - One by One

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
Last Friday night of the month? Put your kids to bed or place them in the right seat and start your engines!

Torino Paris city link

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Vatita and Vatfrance have the pleasure to invite you to a new exciting city link, this time we will connect Paris Charles de Gaulle (LFPG) and Torino (LIMF)!