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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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Taipei FIR Fly-In
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 12:00 to 15:00 (UTC)VATROC welcome all pilots (especially newcomers) to fly with us!
Caribbean heat 2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 23:00 to Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 04:00 (UTC)Summer is approaching and the Caribbean welcomes you.
Nigerian South-North Air Bridge
Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 16:00 to 19:00 (UTC)West African Virtual Aviation Simulation Club Presents: Nigerian South-North Air Bridge.
The Annual Umrah OPS
Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 17:00 to 20:00 (UTC)Once again VATSIM SAUDI ARABIA brings you The Annual Umrah OPS!
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 16:00 to 20:00 (UTC)You can enjoy your flight and our controller crew provides full ATC coverage from delivery to radar service in keeping with the motto "as real as it gets".
Hawaii Friday Night Operations
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 23:45 to Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 04:00 (UTC)Come fly into the Hawaiian islands where we have something for every type of pilot...