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20 Nov 2019 Your chance to voice your opinion to flight simulator developers
2 Nov 2019 A great opportunity to help out your fellow VATSIM members
26 Oct 2019 VATSIM set for record connections
18 Oct 2019 Special Considerations requested for all members
15 Oct 2019 The first VATSIM pilot client designed exclusively for Audio for VATSIM

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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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Warsaw - Bratislava Shuttle

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 18:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
PolishVACC together with VACC-SK invites you for the shuttle between two cites - Warsaw (EPWA) and Bratislava (LZIB)!

Zurich Night

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 18:30 to 21:30 (UTC)
Welcome to the Zurich Night, the weekly onlineday of Switzerlands major airport!

ADRIATIC Weekly @ Sarajevo (LQSA)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 19:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
Welcome to ADRIATIC Weekly - Southeastern Europe/Adriatic united.

Minors on Stage

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Exciting approaches, changing landscapes en-route and well trained controllers will make this trip a memorable one.

Madrid - Amman Shuttle

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 11:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
VATSIM Spain and Jordan vACC are pleased to present you the first shuttle between Madrid and Amman.

Cross the Ditch 17

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 17:00 to Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 13:00 (UTC)
December is the time for all pilots to taste the Southern Summer and Cross the Ditch!