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13 Nov 2020 This is your opportunity to influence the entire flight simulator community!
30 Sep 2020 Join us in welcoming three new members to the Board of Governors, along with the largest amendment to the CoR to date!
13 Sep 2020 VATSIM Eclipses 100,000 members
6 Sep 2020 VATSIM announces Nicola Felini has been elected to VATSIM’s Board of Governors as Vice President, Conflict Resolution.

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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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Hamburg Thursday (EDDH)

Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 19:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Every Thursday Hamburg airport is fully staffed and awaits you.

VATPRC Intercity Through Flight

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 12:00 to 14:30 (UTC)
Is the long distance flight too tired? No worries! VATPRC will bring you a short distance “Intercity Through Flight” event! Please take your boarding pass, don’t miss the flight~~

I Can't Ku-Wait!

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 13:00 to 16:00 (UTC)
Kuwait vACC invites you to our fortnightly online day at Kuwait (OKBK)!

Cairo - Beirut Citylink

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 17:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
Lebanon vACC and Egypt vACC invite you to join us for the Cairo to Beirut City link.

Express Connection

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 17:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
Come and join both EKCH and EVRA for an amazing short hop event!

Sofia Friday Night

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 17:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
Feel the Balkan spirit every Friday from 17:00z to 20:00z and visit Sofia the capital of Bulgaria.