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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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Faro - Porto Airbridge

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 15:00 to 18:00 (UTC)
We invite you to join us on an Airbridge between Faro and Porto

Boerie Run

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 17:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
Make use of the full ATC coverage from Cape Town (FACT) to Bloemfontein (FABL) in our "Boerie Run" event.

Amsterdam - Munich City Pair

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 18:00 to 21:30 (UTC)
We invite all fellow VATSIM pilots to the Amsterdam-Munich City Pair.

Freedom Trophy Fly-in

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 18:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
Come fly into KLNK to support these two teams in a fierce rivalry!


Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 18:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
vACC Ukraine invites you to our weekly online day.


Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 20:00 to Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 02:00 (UTC)
Join us for our Transcon flight from our beautiful beach city of Cancun to the Mexican West Coast city of Tijuana.