AccuMap released for public use

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

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.


New Voice Codec & Voice UNICOM

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.

FlightSimCon 2017


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 to get started.

Worldflight 2017

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The Worldflight organisers have released the routing and timings of their next event, which kicks off on the 4th November 2017 at 2200z for a week. The full detail of each leg can be found here.