Posted by: flightsimulatorvatsim | June 1, 2012

VATSIM – what is it and how it actually works?

I guess some people wondered what is that “VATSIM” thing that stays on the blog’s title. So, well – VATSIM stands for Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network, or in even more simple words – it lets you fly ONLINE with other pilots and air traffic controllers.

VATSIM lets you simulate reality at its most by communicating with the controllers just like in the real thing, but it requires some pre-flight preparations (and no, it’s not about checking the plane up), we’ll talk about it later.
In order to connect to this kingdom of simulators (!) you need to follow a few simple steps that are listed easily on website.

For registration click here and once you have your own VATSIM id, press here!


As I said, VATSIM requires some pre-flight preparations that include a few steps:

  1. Make sure you understand how ATC communication works or else VATSIM is not useful for you! Consider taking a look at this guide.
  2. Know your airport(s), take a look at the airports charts.
  3. Make a propper flight plan (VFR and IFR)
  4. Have the curernt sceneries

Make sure to check out the charts!



So, we learned the basic of VATSIM, I guess you would understand everything else by yourself.


Have a nice flight!!!



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