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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 »

Norcal Sunday

Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 23:45 to Monday, March 8, 2021 - 03:00 (UTC)
ZOA will be staffing Oakland (KOAK) and Hayward (KHWD) fully as well as some other airports in our airspace.

Cross the Province

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 00:00 to 03:00 (UTC)
Join CZVR on a flight from one corner of the province to the other. The two furthest apart towered airports in our FIR.

Milk Run Monday

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 07:30 to 11:30 (UTC)
By far our most popular of all the weekly events, on any given Monday you'll find the famous "J-Curve" between Melbourne and Sydney well serviced by both pilots and ATC.

Cross VATRUS 2021. Westbound. Day 3

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 12:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
We are happy to our regular, since 2020, multi-days event called Cross VATRUS 2021. This time we wll fly westbound for 3 days. Starting Marth, 6th in Anadyr (UHMA), we'll make 9 legs and on Marth 8th, we'll arrive to Kyiv.

MAPUTO MONDAYS

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 17:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
Join us every Monday for a fly-in to MAPUTO - FQMA.

LHBP - EDDL City Link

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 18:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
As some of you might know, our weekly Düsseldorf Monday takes place every monday from 19lcl to 22lcl. In addition to our weekly onlineday we want to introduce you into a brand new monthly Shuttle.