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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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Adriatic Weekly @ Skopje (LWSK)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 19:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
Welcome to Adriatic Weekly where we staff different airports every Tuesday between 19-22z, where this week's featured airport is Skopje (LWSK) plus bonus airport.

BERlin Tuesday - EDDB

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 19:00 to 21:30 (UTC)
Every Tuesday is BERlin Tuesday: Experienced controllers and a lot of air traffic at Germany's newly opened capital airport. IFR and VFR welcome

Gatwick Midweek Madness

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 18:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Join us at Gatwick (EGKK) for our weekly event, Midweek Madness! The feature week is held on the last Wednesday of the month and will be at Jersey (EGJJ) for January!

Slovak Online Day

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 18:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Winter is on! Grab your hot coffees and let's go!

Czech Online Day

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 18:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Czech Online Day takes place every Wednesday & Sunday between 18-21 UTC at LKAA FIR. You can expect full ATC coverage at Prague LKPR.

VACC-Austria Weekly Wednesday

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 18:30 to 21:30 (UTC)
Take a break from your busy schedule and enjoy an evening with 3 hours of guaranteed ATC-service "as real as it gets"!