VATSIM is excited to share that the developers of AccuMap have released a Windows version for public download today.
AccuMap is a brand new tool to view who is online on the VATSIM network. It displays pilots and controllers on a zoomable map of the world. The really neat thing is that this program allows accurate depiction of split ATC sector boundaries, and the developers intend to update their database as changes are made in the future.
VATSIM has a New President - Released 21 August 2017
It is with much pleasure that the Board of Governors announce that Gunnar Lindahl has been appointed as the new VATSIM President (VATGOV1) for the next two years.
Gunnar lives near London, UK where he works in the railway industry. Gunnar was introduced to VATSIM in May 2006 by a friend and became a regular pilot in the UK and Europe before training as a Controller in the VATUK Division, reaching the C3 rating on London Control a few years later.
We have had a busy couple of weeks at VATSIM with a number of announcements being made both at our convention in London last weekend and here on the forums. This post intends to summarise the position of VATSIM on two of these.
New Voice Codec
Voice quality on VATSIM has long been the subject of much discussion on our network, with the compatibility of older pilot clients being a barrier to upgrading to a new voice codec which would improve voice quality for our pilots and controllers.
Only 3 days to go until we welcome VATSIM members from all over the world to London for Connexion 2017!
Menu for Saturday Night BBQ, Teamspeak session for Connexion attendees & a few last minute tickets still available for main event
If you're in or around London on the weekend of 29/30 July, there are still some last-minute tickets available for Connexion 2017, the global convention of VATSIM. Click here to book - we'd love to see you there!
Less than 5 days to go until VATSIM will be participating live at FlightSimCon 2017! We encourage all VATSIM members to join us at North America’s largest aviation and flight simulation conference, which takes place June 10-11 at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel, Bradley Int’l Airport (BDL), near Hartford, CT.
This event will be VATSIM's biggest member meet-up of the year in North America and we really hope you’ll join us in person. Visit flightsimcon.com to get started.
We have managed to secure a limited number of extra tickets for Connexion 2017, the global convention of VATSIM, and these are now on sale at a price of £109. But hurry - availability is limited and they won't be available for long. Book now at connexion.vatsim.net!