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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.

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Merry Christmas: Hong Kong to Christmas Island

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 11:00 to 17:00 (UTC)
Come celebrate Christmas early with us as we bring you from Hong Kong to Christmas Island! This event will feature full departure ATC as well as enroute ATC with support from VATPRC and VATSEA

South West Overload (Almost) Live!

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 12:00 to 22:00 (UTC)
South West based VA Severnair, in collaboration with VATSIM UK, are proud to present "South West Overload - (Almost) LIVE".

Group Flight France – LFRS to LFLL

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 12:30 to 14:30 (UTC)
VAT France invite you warmly to join our event: "Group Flight FRANCE" : LFRS to LFLL

Lisboa RealOps 2020

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 13:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Portugal vACC invites you to Lisboa RealOps 2020.

Tan Son Nhat (VVTS) Single Runway Ops

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 13:00 to 16:00 (UTC)
Hello from Vietnam!

222nm across germany / EDDL<>EDDN

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 15:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
So far, an insider tip at the start of the week - now an event for everyone.