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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 »

Ski Shuttle

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 17:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
The controllers of Austria, Sweden and Denmark welcome you for a shuttle between Billund (EKBI), Gothenburg (ESGG), Klagenfurt (LOWK) and Salzburg (LOWS)

SANTIAGO Puerto Montt Full Ops

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 20:00 to Monday, January 27, 2020 - 00:00 (UTC)
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the event "Santiago - Puerto Montt FIR Full Ops"

Staff It Up: Featuring KJAX

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 21:00 to 23:45 (UTC)
Jacksonville ARTCC welcomes one and all to join us for the return of our “Staff it up Sunday!” event.

Antarctica Resupply: Op Deep Freeze.

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 12:00 to Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:00 (UTC)
Help scientists from all over the world to prepare for the winter months by bringing supplies, scientists and fuel to the most remote and isolated places in the whole world.

Zurich Night

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 18:30 to 21:30 (UTC)
Welcome to the Zurich Night, the weekly onlineday of Switzerlands major airport!

Milano Online Day

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 20:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
Vatita will be covering the whole FIR of Milano, come fly in and out at three of the busiest airports in Italy: Milano Malpensa (LIMC), Orio al Serio (LIME) and Linate (LIML) !