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Welcome to the Skies of VATSIM!

Are you ready to take your virtual flying experience to the next level? Joining VATSIM allows you to immerse yourself in a vibrant community of virtual pilots and air traffic controllers, replicating real-world aviation operations. VACC-CZ welcomes you to become a part of this exciting journey. Here’s how you can get started.

What is VATSIM?

VATSIM, short for Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network, is a global network that brings aviation enthusiasts together. It offers an unparalleled experience by allowing virtual pilots to interact with real human air traffic controllers, flying in a dynamic and realistic environment.

How to Join VATSIM

Joining VATSIM is a straightforward process:

  1. Visit the VATSIM Website: Go to to get started.
  2. Create an Account: Sign up for a VATSIM account. Provide your basic information and create your login credentials.
  3. Download Required Software: VATSIM requires you to have flight simulation software (such as Microsoft Flight Simulator, X-Plane, or Prepar3D) and a pilot client software like vPilot, xPilot, or Swift.
  4. Read the Documentation: Familiarize yourself with the pilot resources available on the VATSIM website. There, you’ll find guides, tutorials, and important information about flying on the network.

What You Need

  • Flight Simulation Software: Choose a flight simulation software that suits you. There are several options available, each offering a unique flying experience.
  • Pilot Client Software: Download and install a pilot client software. This software connects you to the VATSIM network, allowing you to see other pilots and communicate with air traffic controllers.
  • Microphone and Headset: A headset with a microphone is essential for clear communication with air traffic controllers.

Getting Connected

  1. Install Flight Simulator: Begin by installing your preferred flight simulator, such as Microsoft Flight Simulator, X-Plane, or Prepar3D. Follow the software’s installation instructions.
  2. Install Pilot Client: Next, download and install your chosen pilot client software, like SquawkBox, xPilot, or swift. This software connects you to VATSIM.
  3. Start Flight Sim: Launch your flight simulator software. Choose your aircraft and select a departure airport. Configure your aircraft systems.
  4. Prepare Flight: Set up your flight plan, selecting your departure and arrival airports. Ensure your fuel, payload, and route are ready.
  5. Connect to VATSIM: Open your pilot client software and log in. You’ll be assigned a unique callsign. Connect to VATSIM – this is where your virtual journey begins!
  6. Contact Ground or Delivery: Tune in to the Ground or Delivery frequency of your departure airport. Request clearance to start your engines and taxi.
  7. Taxi and Takeoff: Follow instructions from Ground or Delivery. Taxi to the assigned runway, and once there, contact Tower for takeoff clearance.
  8. Enroute Adventure: As you ascend, contact Departure or Center controllers as instructed. Enjoy your flight and navigate through different controlled sectors.
  9. Prepare for Arrival: As you near your destination, contact Approach and then Tower controllers. Follow their instructions for a safe descent and landing.
  10. Enjoy Your Flight: Experience the joy of flying within a dynamic virtual environment, interacting with real controllers and fellow virtual pilots.

Exploring More

Remember, VATSIM offers a dynamic and immersive aviation experience. Connect with other pilots, share stories, and join group flights. VACC-CZ hosts regular events, providing opportunities to challenge your skills and enjoy the camaraderie of the virtual skies.

Need Assistance?

If you have any questions or need assistance, our community is here to help. Join our Discord server to connect with experienced pilots, get technical support, and discover more about the VATSIM experience.

Ready to Begin?

Embark on a virtual flying adventure with VATSIM and VACC-CZ. Connect with a passionate community, learn real-world aviation practices, and experience the thrill of flying in a dynamic environment. We can’t wait to welcome you aboard!