• Work as an Air Traffic Controller
    IVAO allows you to work just as a real air traffic controller would
    directing traffic on the airfield or from your radar
    as an approach or area controller
  • Take to the Skies as a pilot
    Fly your aeroplane in a busy environment just like a real pilot
    You can fly visually from smaller airfields or join the jets
    waiting departure from the worlds’ busiest airfields
  • Join our global community
    IVAO is more than just flying and controlling, it is about being
    part of a community of over 240,000 members in over 80
    countries who share your passion for aviation

International Virtual Aviation Organisation

The International Virtual Aviation Organisation, IVAO for short, was founded in 1998 to provide an online platform for flight simulation enthusiasts to enjoy their hobby in a simulated real-world environment, in company of other people, flying or providing Air Traffic Control services.

  • Our community already has hundreds of thousands of members from around the world
  • We create and supply the software you need to connect to the network
  • We provide comprehensive training allowing you to develop your skills
  • All our services are free and always will be

Upcoming Events

[SO EVENT] [IT] Frecce Tricolori 60th Anniversary Fly In

You have been invited by Italian Air Force to partecipate to the “Frecce Tricolori 60th anniversary airshow” The Frecce Tricolori (Italian pronunciation: ['frette triko'lori]; literally "Tricolour Arrows"), is the aerobatic demonstration team of the Italian Air Force Based at Rivolto Air Base, in province of Udine, it was created on 1 March 1961 as a permanent group for the training Air Force pilots in air acrobatics The Frecce Tricolori replaced unofficial teams that had been operated by various operational fighter squadrons starting in the early 1930s The team flies the Aermacchi MB-339-A/PAN With ten aircraft, nine in close formation and one solo, they are the world largest acrobatics patrol in the world Event masterplan is provided on the HQ-SOD website Participant registration is required on the HQ-SOD website

[MX] Tuesday Event

The Mexican division invites you to participate in our next event, Tuesday Event an Airbridge from Veracruz city (MMVR) to the beautiful Merida (MMMD), come and have a great time with us we guarantee very fully staffed, Executives, Commercials and Military flights are welcome We hope to see you there

[DE] VFR entlang der Nordküste

This is the slogan of our next VFR event, which will take place on 29th September from 16z to 19z The included aerodromes are EDWY, EDWZ, EDWL, EDWG, EDXH, EDXM, EDHI and EDDH Whichever direction you take, whether you stop everywhere or just fly a few traffic patterns for fun, the possibilities are open Say goodbye to your airliner and jump into a lightype of your choice

[XO] New Zealand Explorer

It's time to explore New Zealand! With New Zealand Explorer we will be flying from the New Zealand capital of Wellington and flying down south to the most challenging airport in New Zealand, Queenstown! We invite you to join us and fly from NZWN Wellington to NZQN Queenstown for our event New Zealand Explorer We invite you to join us on 1st October 2021 to participate in this amazing New Zealand Explorer event!


We are pleased to invite you to participate in this Amazing HQ Event "BAIRES OVERLOAD" Our members will be bringing full ATC coverage at BAIRES TMA Join us making a FLY IN or OUT of Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (SABE), Ministro Pistarini International (SAEZ), Palomar (SADP) or San Fernando (SADF)

[SO EVENT] Thailand Air Rally 2021

VAO Thailand Special Operations Department invites all of you to participate in the Air Rally Event on the 15th of October 11:00-15:00 UTC “What is Air Rally” Air Rally is a competitive event that takes place from one point Go to another point The goal is to reach the destination as quickly as possible, just like a real-world Air Rally But it's different in that ours are 2 Legs The first pilot flew to hand tag the other pilot and flew back “Like this, the staff who organized the event had an advantage because I saw this area before" Don’t worry about this Because we have the meeting of the co-organizers of the staff came out like that We will not allow staff participating in this event to participate in the competition as contestants in order to ensure fair competition Put your flying and navigation skills to the limit with your teammate and competed with another team for victory

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