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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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Saturday, May 27, 2017 -Get ready for a night of madness as we take VATNZ's most popular event to a whole new level.
07:00 to 11:00(UTC)
Saturday, May 27, 2017 -Guangzhou-Shanghai Express is named the third busiest airway after Beijing-Shanghai and Beijing-Guangzhou. Fly and lighten the airway with us this weekend!
12:00 to 16:00(UTC)
Ibiza opening parties 2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017 -VATSPA would like to invite all you to the wonderful and beautiful island of Ibiza for the Opening Parties Event 2017.
15:00 to 18:00(UTC)
Budapest - Athens Air Bridge
Sunday, May 28, 2017 -vACCHUN and HvACC are proudly invite you to our Budapest - Athens Air Bridge Event. Come and fly between the two cities and enjoy our great ATC service.
16:00 to 19:00(UTC)
Billund Lego Fly-In
Sunday, May 28, 2017 -It's time to pack your bag and book yourself a ticket to Legoland in Billund, Denmark!
17:00 to 20:00(UTC)
The Eindhoven Rumble
Sunday, May 28, 2017 -Come to explore the Netherlands' busiest regional airport! The Dutch VACC presents another edition of Eindhoven Rumble, a real operations event.
17:30 to 20:00(UTC)