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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 »

Karibu Kenya (FAOR-HKJK)

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 12:00 to 16:00 (UTC)
This is gonna be good... Join us for our first official VATSIM event!


Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 16:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
One night, three approaches, three different countries. This is deltaFlight – One Event - 3 Airports!


Friday, February 2, 2018 - 20:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
Time to load your goods and ship to or from Italy, we hope to see lot's of old heavy iron.

RNAV Night

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 06:00 to 10:00 (UTC)
This weeks event will comprise of performing as many RNAV approaches in Nelson (NZNS), Wellington (NZWN) and Christchurch (NZCH).

EDDN Toy Fair-Fly In

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 17:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
We are proud to welcome you on our frequencies live from our control centre at Aeroclub Nürnberg.