New Regional Director VATSIM Oceania Appointed

The Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Joel Richters as the new Regional Director for the OCEANIA Region.

Joel has most recently been Operations Director at VATPAC, and also brings significant real world management experience to this important position.

We look forward to working with him.

View the announcement here -

VATSIM Golden Mic 2016 Results

VATSIM is proud to announce the 2016 Golden Mic Awards.

Golden Mic recognises the top 50 ATC facilities for online time during 2016 and shows the number of combined Controller hours and the percentage of the year that the position has been staffed.

Congratulations to:




BOOK NOW: VATSIM Connexion 2017


We are delighted to announce that tickets are now available to book for Connexion 2017. The website is available here. Tickets are 99GBP per person. For all details, please visit the website.

We are pleased to announce further details of the 2017 VATSIM convention in London, UK.

VATSIM11 Tom Schroeder Departs the Pattern

It is with a heavy heart that I must tell our VATSIM family that Founder Tom Schroeder has passed away from heart failure.

We thank him for his contributions, his vision, the support he has provided to VATSIM since its inception, and he will be sorely missed by us all.

VATSIM11, you are cleared to your destination as filed, climb to the stars, frequency change approved.

VATSIM appoints two new Governors

VATSIM is delighted to announce the appointment of Jackson Harding as Vice President, Regions (VATGOV4) and Tim Barber as Vice President, Supervisors (VATGOV11).

Jackson has been a member of VATSIM since its inception and was previously a member of SATCO. He has held a number of roles, most recently sitting on the Executive Committee as the Region Director for Oceania.

Worldflight 2016 Raises Significant Funds for Charities

Worldflight 2016 has been amazing with regard to the monies raised for various charities around the world. Terry Scanlan, from Worldflight HQ has summarised the TOTAL money raised in each currency as follows:

  • AUD102,370
  • EUR70,860
  • USD75,130
  • GBP60,800

A fantastic result guys and congratulations to all teams.