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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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Good Morning Portland

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 16:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
Join the Seattle ARTCC in our reoccurring Good Morning events! This morning event is featuring KPDX.

Gulf Crossfire

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 16:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
Emirates vACC and Bahrain vACC are excited to announce "Gulf Crossfire" event

Westfalia in sight!

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 16:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
Following the success of the VFR Fly-In in April we proudly present the next one.

Chisinau - Bucharest City Link

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 17:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
Moldova vACC and ROvACC are honored to invite you to fly between Chisinau (LUKK) and Bucharest (LROP)

Staffed by Staff

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 17:30 to 20:30 (UTC)
Have you ever wondered whether VACC staff are the most experienced guys around? Challenge us! Nothing is too weird, whether you’d like to drop by IFR, VFR or on a local flight.

Tropical Escape

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 19:00 to 23:00 (UTC)
The Nassau FIR, and the Kingston FIR have teamed up to give you a fun crossfire between 3 Caribbean airports!