A person who operates the flying controls of an aircraft.
Starting your journey as a new VATSIM Pilot? It can be intimidating at the start but do not worry as VATSIM will ensure that you are provided with sufficient resources before you embark on your first flight.
Refer to the following websites to equip yourself with a set of skills before you go on flying:
VATSIM Pilots: https://www.vatsim.net/pilots
Pilot Resource Center: https://my.vatsim.net/learn
We hope to see you soaring in the air soon.
Creating your Account
You can head to vatsim.net, to register a unique VATSIM ID for yourself. Please note that each user can only have ONE VATSIM ID.
After completing your registration, your VATSIM ID and password will be send to you by registered email, please keep it in a safe place. Feel free to choose your registered division. You can take a flight wherever you want on VATSIM, no matter which diveresion you chose to join.
Knowing your Aircraft and Airspaces
Do spend a small amount of time to learn the aircraft you would like to fly on VATSIM Network, as well as getting to know the different airspaces you are flying through.
You can choose to go through different YouTube videos on the Aircraft you are planning to fly. This will greatly improve your experience in the Network. On the other hand, at the top of this page, there are links that would greatly help you as well such as Pilot Resource Center and VATSIM Pilots.
Go Online and Remember to Have Fun!
Do always remember to abide by the Code of Conduct when you are on the VATSIM Network. VATGOV1 mentioned that “Membership in VATSIM is a privilege, not a right, and those people fundamentally incompatible with the network are simply not welcome”. So do enjoy, but at the same time please do not go against the Code of Conduct that keeps the Network intact.