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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 »
Light Up Middle East
Friday, October 28, 2016 -VATSIM Middle East is proud to announce "Light Up Middle East"
17:00 to 20:00(UTC)
Latitudinal Friday (LSGG-LFML)
Friday, October 28, 2016 -The next Latitudinal Friday takes place on 28 October at Marseille (LFML) and Geneva (LSGG).
18:00 to 21:00(UTC)
Geneva - One by One
Friday, October 28, 2016 -Put your kids to bed or place them in the right seat and start your engines...
18:00 to 20:00(UTC)
ZSE FNO of Fright and Flight
Saturday, October 29, 2016 -The Seattle ARTCC is pleased to present a Friday Night Operations of Fright and Flight!
00:00 to 04:00(UTC)
North Island Tour
Saturday, October 29, 2016 -For this week's event we will tour the North Island flying between 3 of the North Island's most interesting airports.
06:00 to 10:00(UTC)
City link Shanghai- Fukuoka
Saturday, October 29, 2016 -Welcome to Northeast Asia Captains! VATPRC and VATJPN are delighted to bring you our City link Shanghai- Fukuoka event.
12:00 to 16:00(UTC)
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