VATSIM Conference: Connexion 2017
29 & 30 July, London

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23 Apr 2017 Aerosoft discount for attendees and more programme items announced
21 Apr 2017 New VATSIM Pilot Client close to entering Alpha testing

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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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To Mars and Back! Inspired by the Martian

Friday, July 7, 2017 -
12:00 to 14:00
Jordan vACC is pleased to announce VFR event on 7th July.

Mainline Madness

Saturday, July 8, 2017 -
07:00 to 11:00
Get ready for a night of madness as we take VATNZ's most popular event to a whole new level.

19th Anniversary of Kai Tak Closure

Saturday, July 8, 2017 -
14:00 to 18:00
Join us for fun night flying the world-famous IGS 13 approach.

Lisbon-Madrid CityLink

Saturday, July 8, 2017 -
15:00 to 18:00
Portugal vACC and VatSpa are proud to announce a City Link between Iberia’s capitals.

Discover Abu Dhabi

Saturday, July 8, 2017 -
16:00 to 20:00
VATSIM Emirates vACC is proud to present Discover Abu Dhabi.

Amsterdam - Copenhagen City Pair

Sunday, July 9, 2017 -
17:00 to 20:00
VATSIM Scandinavia and the Dutch VACC are excited to announce the latest city pair between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (EHAM) and Copenhagen Kastrup (EKCH)