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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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Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 15:00 to 18:00 (UTC)
Merry Christmas to all of you, Vatita will gift you with surprise coverage. So you will find ATC all over the Area Control Centres and some other random airports.


Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 17:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Why not spend the Christmas time in Bremen with its beautiful old town or the "Bremer Stadtmusikanten" and enjoy the many attractions of this city?


Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 19:30 to Monday, December 17, 2018 - 00:30 (UTC)
VATSUR & VATUSA invite you to this event that you can not miss! Cross the Caribbean soutbound We will cross the entire Caribbean linking two cities Miami and Caracas with full ATC control throughout the route.


Monday, December 17, 2018 - 23:00 to Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 03:00 (UTC)
Airports including Halifax (CYHZ), Moncton (CYQM), St. John’s (CYYT), and Gander (CYQX), will be staffed from top to bottom, in a fun and relaxed Monday night.


Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 20:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
We will provide full ATC services and do our best for Fiumicino (LIRF) and Ciampino (LIRA) airports. Rome has a big airspace, but you might want to prepare for some holdings!


Friday, December 21, 2018 - 16:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
Amman Fly-In gives you a 4-hour window to fly in and out of Amman's airports Queen Alia International [OJAI] and Marka International [OJAM].