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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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Explore Europe's Minors

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:30 (UTC)
Spring is coming and it is time to get all your lovely props out of your hangar and into the air!

VKenya Heroes HKJK-HUEN

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 14:00 to 16:00 (UTC)
VATSAF will light up East Africa between Nairobi (HKJK) and Entebbe (HUEN). Aim to land at either airport at exactly 15z

FNO: A Night in Jet City!

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 00:00 to 05:00 (UTC)
oin us for an eventful night of great scenery, controlling, and the thrill of the jam-packed skies where all your Boeing jets come to life!

VATNZ SNO Easter Island Hopping

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 06:00 to 10:00 (UTC)
For this week's SNO, we will be island hopping between Samoa, Niue, Tonga and the Cook Islands.

VATIL yearly Passover Control Room

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 11:00 to Monday, April 2, 2018 - 19:00 (UTC)
Full ATC coverage will be provided in the Israeli FIR between 11:00-19:00 UTC

Canadian Xpress March Fly-In - Washington DC

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 14:00 to Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 01:00 (UTC)
Washington National is the preferred domestic airport for commuters and tourists alike for travel to the Washington Metro Area.