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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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VENICE CARNIVAL DRESS UP EVENT

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 16:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
We invite you all to dress up and fly down to Venice (LIPZ) in your best mask... not only yourself, but your plane too! Let us see your best special livery you have among your birds.

HAMBURG ... UNTIL LATE IN THE EVENING!

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 17:00 to 23:00 (UTC)
more than just one arrival and departure on Hamburg with ATC desired? No problem. On the 23rd of February 2019 we will be there for you from late afternoon to late evening

Toledo Fire and Ice Festival

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 18:00 to 22:00 (UTC)

CANADIAN XPRESS FEBRUARY FLY-IN - PARO

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 02:00 to 05:00 (UTC)
Over the last 10 years, Canadian Xpress has visited some of the most amazing airports around the world and Paro is no exception. This flight is one of the most enjoyable and challenging fly-in events we have ever done.

KOLTSOVO OVERREAL

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 11:00 to 16:00 (UTC)
We are glad to invite you to the next "OverReal" fly-in. At this time, Yekaterinburg Koltsovo International airport will be stuffed!

ASIAN TIGERS CITY HOP

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 12:00 to 15:00 (UTC)
We invite you to join us to experience the culture and the scenery to fly between these two capitals. Averaging a 45-minute flight between the two airports, fly multiple legs between the two cities during this three-hour long event.