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20 Nov 2019 Your chance to voice your opinion to flight simulator developers
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18 Oct 2019 Special Considerations requested for all members
15 Oct 2019 The first VATSIM pilot client designed exclusively for Audio for VATSIM

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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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Capital Christmas

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 00:00 to 04:00 (UTC)
Join us as our annual event Capital Christmas featuring KDCA.

Sheremetyevo Real-Ops. Reborn

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 13:00 to 18:00 (UTC)
We invite you to the largest airline harbor in Russia - Sheremetyevo International Airport.

Santa Maria - Lisboa FIRs Airbridge

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 15:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
Portugal is presenting a 4 hour long Airbridge connecting its two Flight Information Regions, Lisboa and Santa Maria.

Runway to Holland

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 18:30 to 21:00 (UTC)
The Dutch VACC invites everyone to join Runway to Holland, a single runway operations event held at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Zurich Night

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 18:30 to 21:30 (UTC)
Welcome to the Zurich Night, the weekly onlineday of Switzerlands major airport!

Milano online day

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 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) !