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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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Beirut Single Runway Ops
Friday, May 27, 2016 -Beirut is famous for its 3 runways. But what happened if only one of them was operational?
17:00 to 20:00(UTC)
Geneva - One by One
Friday, May 27, 2016 -vACC Switzerland launches the latest addition to its event catalogue at Geneva International Airport (LSGG)
18:00 to 20:00(UTC)
VATNZ SNO : Island Time - Pago Pago
Saturday, May 28, 2016 -Fly between Auckland and Pago Pago airports in either direction. Explore this Island destination.
06:00 to 10:00(UTC)
City pair Hefei- Jeju
Saturday, May 28, 2016 -Welcome to "City pair Hefei- Jeju "two-way flight event
12:00 to 16:00(UTC)
Saturday, May 28, 2016 -Fly into Goa with full ATC coverage
14:30 to 17:30(UTC)
Simferopol Real Ops
Sunday, May 29, 2016 -Just before the season opening VATRUS Division decided to conduct a RealOps Fly-in in Simferopol airport, which is one of the most attractive tourist destinations.
09:00 to 18:00(UTC)
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