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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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Oslo Real Time 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 15:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Book your favorite flight from the schedules and enjoy an immersive and fun day of flying in and out of Gardermoen.


Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 18:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
BeluxvACC and VATSIM Germany would like to invite all pilots to our Brussels-Berlin Shuttle. Brussels (EBBR) and Berlin Tegel (EDDT)

FLY IN Nantes (LFRS)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 20:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
On Tuesday, February 27th, you are sure to find an active ATC Nantes Atlantique

EDDS-LIEO - Holidayshuttle

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 19:30 to 21:00 (UTC)
The Frankfurt regional group, together with VATITA invite you all to welcome Spring by flying to the sunny Sardinia!

VOR to VOR in Mexico

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 03:00 to 05:00 (UTC)
Capitanes!, this time the FMC/GPS are no available, we are going to use NAV1 or NAV2.

Tahiti Fly In

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 06:00 to 10:00 (UTC)
It has been 1 month since Tahiti was offcially taken over by VATNZ, to celebrate the addition of a new airport to our airspace we will be hosting a flight from Rarotonga to Tahiti.