| The International Online Flying Network


The Introduction

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 utilizing 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.


VATSIM will never be introduced without a program that started it all. Above, these are software that we use to experience real-world-like aviation experience. It’s been 2 decades that users experienced these on their Computer. It’s actually a simulator, not a game… just as it is based closely like from a REAL simulator machine where real pilots trains. Other organizations also uses these kinds of software to train real pilots. For anyone who flies an aircraft, VATSIM brings up more real-like experience. The added a virtual Air Traffic Control Simulation to communicate air-to-ground, ground-to-air or even air-to-air operations by real people because before, ATC was only used by default only in the software.

With over 76,000 active members in 2014, connecting your flight simulator to VATSIM allows you to join hundreds of other pilots in our virtual skies, flying all kinds of aircraft all over the world. As a VATSIM member, you can join our many communities across the world to enhance your flying skills and flight simulator experience in a shared virtual airspace. You can also become a virtual air traffic controller, adding that extra bit of realism for you and your fellow enthusiasts. The real beauty of VATSIM is that it caters people who are completely new to the hobby as well as to the seasoned flight simmer.

There are Thousands of online Virtual Pilots of Amateurs, Enthusiasts or even Real Pilots signed-up at VATSIM including Virtual Air Traffic Controllers.

Follow your dream and see you at the sky!

Check out the next page for further VATSIM Details and Stuffs

Table of Contents:

  • Page 1: The Introduction
    • The Main Software of all, The Flight Simulator
  • Page 2: About VATSIM
    • The Structure
  • Page 3: Joining at VATSIM
  • Page 4: Rules at VATSIM
  • Page 5: The Obligations at VATSIM
    • The Pilot’s Side
    • The ATC’s Perspective
    • Their Use of Software to Connect throught the Network
  • Page 6: Example of ATC Phrasology Speech at VATSIM
    • Including a sample video
  • Page 7: The VATSIM Forum
  • Page 8: VATSIM’s Sub-Communities & Events
  • Page 9: The Pilot’s Experience
    • The Anthropology of Pilots in Aviation
    • The Conclusion
  • Page 10: VATSIM on YouTube
    • VATSIM Tutorials
    • The Culture in Flight
  • Page 11: VATSIM Gallery

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