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29 Nov 2020 New Guidance for Primary and Secondary Frequency Use on VATSIM
13 Nov 2020 This is your opportunity to influence the entire flight simulator community!
30 Sep 2020 Join us in welcoming three new members to the Board of Governors, along with the largest amendment to the CoR to date!
13 Sep 2020 VATSIM Eclipses 100,000 members

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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.

Upcoming Events More »

UAE National Day Staff Up

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 15:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
Emirates vACC invites you to take part in the 49th UAE National Day.

Bye-bye, QFE and meters!

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 16:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
The old era of meters and QFE below TL in the western part of Russia is coming to the end on the 3rd of December.

Lviv Online Day

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 17:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
Dear pilots, this is vACC Ukraine speaking. Make sure you've prepared all your briefings and checklists for our evening of intense flying!

Slovak Online Day

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 18:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Winter is on! Grab your hot coffees and let's go!

Gatwick Midweek Madness

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 18:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
VATSIM UK welcomes you back to our frequent event, Gatwick Midweek Madness!

Austria’s Weekly Wednesday

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 18:30 to 21:30 (UTC)
Take a break from your busy schedule and enjoy an evening with 3 hours of guaranteed ATC-service "as real as it gets"!
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