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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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Lisboa FIR Online day

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 18:30 to 21:30 (UTC)
Every Tuesday Lisboa FIR will be online from 1830z to 2130z, providing you with ATC at Lisboa, Porto, Faro, Madeira, and every other airfield in Lisboa FIR.

Fly to Brittany

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 19:00 to 21:00 (UTC)
Come fly and discover Brittany with VAT France

Gatwick Midweek Madness

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 17:00 to 20:00 (UTC)
VATSIM UK is happy to invite you back to our staff up of Gatwick!

EDDM - München Mittwoch

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 17:30 to 20:30 (UTC)
Welcome to our weekly "München - Mittwoch".

Tahini Thursday | OBBI - OMDB

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 16:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
Bahrain vACC and Emirates vACC invites you to fly between Bahrain and Dubai International for our weekly "Tahini Thursday".

Amman Thursday Night

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 16:00 to 19:00 (UTC)
Fly into/out of Amman's Queen Alia Intl. Airport [OJAI] every week on Thursday night with full ATC.