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19 Apr 2019 A great opportunity to help out your fellow VATSIM members
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13 Apr 2019 New pilot client is available for all users
31 Mar 2019 Signups available to all VATSIM members
23 Mar 2019 Meeting held on 23FEB19

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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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VATSIM First Wings

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 23:00 to Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 02:00 (UTC)
The event where you lose your fears talking to ATC


Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 14:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
VATSIM-Scandinavia and the controllers in Denmark would like to welcome all pilots to a fun Sunday of flying in and out of Copenhagen. Choose between a lot of different real world flights and we are sure you will find a flight that suits you.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
FULL ATC every Wednesday above our beautiful Austria. Expect our two main airports Vienna and Innsbruck [LOWW, LOWI] to be fully staffed and very busy. Our minors Salzburg, Linz, Graz and Klagenfurtare also waiting for your flight!