the South African division of VATSIM
Virtual Aviation Traffic Simulation (VATSIM) is a world wide organisation of aviation enthusiasts who take their hobby to the highest level of realism. VATSIM provides a comprehensive network of voice servers and highly skilled Air Traffic Control personnel to make your flight simulator experience truly as real as it gets!
VATSAF will help you to:
Improve your knowledge of real-world aviation
Learn the CORRECT South African Procedures
Enhance and/or supplement your current real-world flying skills
Maintain the highest level of professional conduct and camaraderie.
Make new friends all over the world.
We have two sections to the Aviation Academy to fully train you as a competent Air Traffic Controller or a fully licence Air Transport Pilot
Air Traffic Control School, which is a part of the VATSAF Aviation Academy will equip you with all the necessary skills, taken from Real World ATC Courses conducted at the ATNS ATC College in Johannesburg.
This means we can then supply the most awesome and realistic level of ATC available in South Africa!
Its a steep learning curve, just never ever ever give up!
I encourage you to start by enrolling as a student in our Aviation Academy, simply by registering here .
At the flying academy we aim to take you to Instructors level by giving the best online flying training available in South Africa.
All the courses are presented in our Virtual Classrooms and the practical flying is done on the standard Flight Simulators including the brand new FSX
Topics that are covered are;
Aviation Radio Licence (Based on the real world course in South Africa)
General Flying (VFR)
Departures and Arrivals (Sid's, STARS, Let Down Procedures)
We are proud to be the ONLY Virtual Organisation in the world to have official written permission to use and distribute the South African charts to the Virtual Flying Community.
Where to from here
In South Africa (If you are a South African resident) you can earn your national colours and compete in National and International competitions.
You can join one of the many Virtual Airliners all around the world.
Become involved with developing and maintaining VATSAF and the online community
The same as everything else in life it takes money, and lots of it, to maintain an online presence. Not to mention the development of client software for the ATC's and Pilots, but also the world wide network of servers that you connect to to enable you to fly online.
There are many people working behind the scenes to keep everything working.
The good news is for you the member everything is FREE Join Here Now!!!
All you need to buy are;
Your flight simulator software
Your internet connection
If you want to earn your National Colours for virtual flying you will have to register with the relevant organisations and pay a yearly membership fee. But that is not a requirement to fly online.