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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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Real Control to Moldova
Saturday, February 25, 2017 -Expect real operations and procedures, holdings and vectors. Take it to a new level, come fly with us!
16:00 to 21:00(UTC)
Istanbul Overload 2017!
Saturday, February 25, 2017 -TRvACC is proud to announce our Istanbul Overload event for 2017.
16:00 to 20:00(UTC)
Winter in Amsterdam!
Saturday, February 25, 2017 -Come to visit Amsterdam on a winter's Saturday night and enjoy full ATC coverage!
18:30 to 21:30(UTC)
Good Morning Abu Dhabi
Sunday, February 26, 2017 -Grab your coffee and head down to Abu Dhabi this time and start your morning off with great ATC services by UAE vACC controllers.
02:00 to 05:00(UTC)
Discover Ivory Coast's sandy beaches
Sunday, February 26, 2017 -We are pleased to announce our next vfr event Discover Ivory Coast's sandy beaches.
15:00 to 17:00(UTC)
Tucson Rodeo Days
The rodeo will be in town throughout the weekend and this event will wrap it all up.
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 20:00 to Monday, February 27, 2017 - 00:00(UTC)