VATSIM, or Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network, is a non-profit organization operating a atc radar games free download, worldwide, Internet-based flight-simulation network. The goal is to keep the simulation as close as possible to real-life aviation procedures, including realistic procedural standards and radio phraseology.
This has made VATSIM a training aid to student pilots who lack experience at communication with air traffic control, as well as private and commercial pilots looking to enhance their skills, especially in radio communications. Much like its real-world counterparts, VATSIM is divided into separate geographic areas each with slightly different operating procedures to handle the various local differences. VATSIM is divided into six regions which are further subdivided into country-specific divisions. In the mid 1990s, the evolution of the Internet and modern flight simulators allowed users to fly together using multiplayer functions of the simulators. Former staff members from SATCO commenced the creation of a new organization, almost immediately spearheaded by former Deputy Director Harvey Stein.