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VATSIM Velocity

Written by Thomas Johnson on March 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM UTC

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VATSIM today announced an update to there Position Updating Technology called VATSIM Velocity.  The Tech team at VATSIM has been working on this technology, including Low Latency, High Precision Position Updates with unrivalled performance.  VATSIM is now moving forward with this project to a closed alpha stage. Want to see what this is all about? See their trailer here: We Feel The Need... - YouTube

To signup for the closed Alpha visit:

What is VATSIM?

VATSIM describes themselves “as a completely free online platform that allows virtual pilots, wherever they are in the world, to connect their flight simulators into one shared virtual world. VATSIM also simulates air traffic control in [a] virtual world, creating the ultimate as-real-as-it-gets experience for you, the virtual aviation enthusiast” - 

To summarise, VATSIM is a network that lets you fly online using a simulator (Currently X-Plane, FSX, P3D or MSFS2020) in a virtually controlled airspace.  It’s free to use and available worldwide.  To find out more, head to