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15 Sep 2019 Voting Closes on 21SEP at 2359z
9 Sep 2019 Unanimous vote from the BoG
1 Sep 2019 If all goes well, this could be one of the last beta tests before release!
25 Aug 2019 ATC Facility staff welcome to apply as a departure or arrival airport
22 Aug 2019 All members are invited

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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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Toulouse Olbia city link

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Vatita and Vatfrance have the pleasure to invite you to a new exciting city link, this time we will connect Toulouse (LFBO) and Olbia (LIEO)!

Zurich Real Operating Hours 2019

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 04:00 to 21:30 (UTC)
Be part of the experience and let Zurich come to life for a whole day!


Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 12:00 to 16:00 (UTC)
Have you ever wanted to fly low through Victoria Harbour so it feels as if you can touch the water?

Discover Tivat

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 13:00 to 17:00 (UTC)
We are proud to invite you to the "Discover Tivat" event.

Stockholm-Arlanda Fly-In

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 16:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
On Saturday 28 September it is time to pack your bags and file a flight plan to Stockholm-Arlanda, bring your favorite aircraft and explore what Stockholm has to offer.

Amsterdam - Heathrow citypair

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 17:30 to 20:30 (UTC)
VATSIM UK and the Dutch VACC are pleased to announce the Amsterdam - Heathrow City pair!