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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.
17 Aug 2020 With Microsoft Flight Simulator on final approach, we are excited to announce the release of vPilot version 2.6, adding compatibility for this new simulator.
16 Aug 2020 VATSIM is delighted to announce that Matt Bozwood-Davies has been elected to VATSIM’s Board of Governors as Vice President, Technical Development.
16 Aug 2020 Three exciting vacancies on our Board of Governors are now open for applications

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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.

Upcoming Events More »

Kyiv Online Day

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 17:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
With three aerodromes within the area (UKBB/UKKK/UKKM), our ATC is ready to provide you a safe departure or arrival at any of them.

New Hub Connection - GLRB to GBYD

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 21:00 to 23:00 (UTC)

VATSTAR's Hawaiian Luau

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 23:00 to Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 01:30 (UTC)
Come join VATSTAR for our general aviation flight as we contemplate the beautiful views of the Hawaiian islands.

Dubai - Shawarma Sunday

Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 14:00 to 18:00 (UTC)
Join us during our weekly Shawarma Sunday for non-stop ATC coverage at Dubai Int'l (OMDB) for a full 4 hours

Keflavik Overload

Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 16:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
VATSIM-Scandinavia hope that you will join in for a fun evening of flying in to Iceland's major airport.

Amsterdam <> Liverpool/Manchester Citypair

Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 17:00 to 20:30 (UTC)
VATSIM UK is pleased to announce that we've teamed up with the Dutch VACC to bring you another City Pair chosen our members!