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25 Aug 2019 ATC Facility staff welcome to apply as a departure or arrival airport
22 Aug 2019 All members are invited
17 Aug 2019 Find out the latest on our progress
10 Aug 2019 Get involved with the pilot training department with a unique opportunity
14 Jul 2019 Effective at 00:00z on Monday, July 15, 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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Zurich Night

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 17:30 to 20:30 (UTC)
Welcome to the Zurich Night, the weekly onlineday of Switzerlands major airport!

Madrid Wednesdays

Wednesday, August 28, 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, August 28, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
The VACC Austria invites you to join the Weekly Wednesday!

Geneva - One by One

Friday, August 30, 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...

N90 Satellites FNO

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 23:00 to Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 03:45 (UTC)
Fly into one of the N90 satellite airports: Teterboro (TEB), Farmingdale (FRG), or Westchester (HPN) for a busy Friday Night.

The Northern Expedition

Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 15:30 to 17:30 (UTC)
Nepal vACC and Pakistan VACC are proud to announce their first connection event between the 2 vACC’s The Northern Expedition.