Welcome to VATSIM Europe Region (VATEUR)

VATSIM is a community of around 200.000 members who share a passion for aviation.  It makes no difference whether you want to be at the controls of the latest airliner, or experience the rush of managing chaotic airspace, VATISM is the place to do just that.

VATSIM is made for individuals, so the voice you hear on your headset when on final approach into London Heathrow is an actual person and not a computer generated voice.  In addition, VATSIM is a collection of aviation enthusiasts and you’ll find that people will do whatever they can to help newbies and ensure that all members have fun.  You can also expect your circle of friends to become larger as you meet new people who share the same passion as you.

VATEUR consists of 3 distinct sub-divisions which are:

VATEUD – our European Division (http://www.vateud.net)
VATUK – our British Division (http://www.vatsim-uk.co.uk)
VATRUS – our Russian Division (http://vatrus.info)

VATEUR is home to thousands of controllers and even more pilots as well as Virtual Airlines.  Our objective is to provide professional Air Traffic Control while ensuring a fun and friendly environment for all in our airspace.

VATEUR has jurisdiction over the greatest landmass and airspace in the world.  Our territory stretches from Russia in the east to the United Kingdom in the west.  We are very proud to mention that in VATEUR we have a EUROCONTROL Division which in essence is a Single European Sky.  This means that the European airspace is divided into functional blocks according to traffic flow and not national borders which results in easier transition through the airspace once you reach your cruise altitude.

If you want to fly an airliner from Russia to Britain or take a slow and lazy VFR flight in the Mediterranean, or if you want to become an Air Traffic Controller at any one of the busiest airports in the world, VATEUR is your home.


Apostolos Damkalis
Region Director,VATSIM Europe