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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 »

Runway to Heaven

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 14:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
The Czech VATSIM community commemorates the sad October 2010, when our founding member Pavel Svoboda suddenly passed away.

LPPR-LEVC Citylink

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 15:00 to 18:00 (UTC)
We invite all of you to fly between Porto and Valencia.

Regional Domestic

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 23:00 to Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 03:00 (UTC)
The Toronto FIR are pleased to announce “Regional Domestic”. This event will feature a cross fire flight from Ottawa, Ontario and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Sunday Funday-Featuring: KTPA

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 21:30 to Monday, October 23, 2017 - 00:30 (UTC)
KTPA once again! KTPA will be staffed and ready for your arrival and/or departure.

Amsterdam - Friday Night Fly-in

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 17:30 to 21:00 (UTC)
The purpose of this event is to create an ultra realistic traffic scenario by simulating all real world Friday night movements at Schiphol.

Seattle's FNO | It's PLANE scary!

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 23:45 to Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 04:00 (UTC)
Come on out to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for lots of fun! We will be staffed from 2359-0400z. It’s just PLANE scary!