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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 »
Sofia Ski Season Opening
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 19:00 to 22:00 (UTC)VATSIM Bulgaria RG presents Sofia Ski season Opening - Fly to LBSF for full ATC coverage, as the tourists begin to arrive!
City Triangle LIRF-LFPG-LOWW
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 18:00 to 22:00 (UTC)Get ready to fly not 2, but 3 destinations and we will provide full ATC just as a Christmas gift.
VATIL HanuControl Room
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 14:00 to 20:00 (UTC)In honor of Hanukkah, We are proud to invite you to VATIL HanuControl Room
EDDF - EDDW Christmas Commuter
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 19:00 to 22:00 (UTC)VATSIM Germany through the RG Bremen and the RG Frankfurt are inviting you to a Christmas Commuter between Frankfurt and Bremen.
VATUSA's FNO: Never Dull at Dulles '17
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 23:30 to Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 04:00 (UTC)vZDC's yearly flagship event, Never Dull at Dulles, returns in 2017 for VATUSA's Friday Night Operations.
Hong Kong Fly-in (VHHH)
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 12:00 to 16:00 (UTC)Hong Kong VACC invites all members for a night of fun at Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH).
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