• 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

[30 SEP | 23Z - 00:30Z] [XO] Capital Connect

Capital Connect is back! Our most popular event has returned where we open up the airspace on one of the busiest routes in the world, the YMML Melbourne to YSSY Sydney milk run! We invite you to join us and fly in either direction between YMML Melbourne and YSSY Sydney for our event Capital Connect

[01 OCT | 12z - 18z] [GR+HQ] Athens RFE 2022

The Hellenic Department of IVAO, invites you everyone at the established and biggest event of 2022! One of the oldest cities on the planet with a recorded history of over 3400 years and Capital of Modern Greece , is ready to welcome you on October 1st!

[01 OCT | 17z - 21z] [HQ+FR] CARGO AIRBRIDGE

A cargo airbridge has been decided! Ahead of Ariane 5 mission in December, most of the deliveries are missing, being diverted to Fort-de-France earlier this year, because of incompatible weather conditions It's your time to shy and help us convey all this freight to Cayenne, on 1st October, from 17:00 UTC to 21:00 UTC Indeed, filling up a plane requires staff and a plane, so we will need some pilots to fly towards Fort-de-France as well Shuttles (no jokes here) will be lining up, pick your mission

[02 OCT | 13z - 15z] [CZ] Virtual NATO Days 2022

For the second time in a row, the well-known NATO Days will take place in a virtual sky This year it is a merger of two events - Fly-In itself and Airshow

[02 OCT | 16z - 20z] [HQ+HU] Budapest FIR Overload

The Hungarian Division is inviting all enquiring pilots to our next event which is called Budapest FIR Overload The main objective of this event is to provide a fully staffed Budapest FIR and to test the capabilities of our controllers in a higher density of traffic Remember that only conventional control will be provided outside the Budapest TMA, below 9500' ft!

[07 OCT | 14z - 17:30z] [PDE EVENT] [ES] GALICIA OVERLOAD 22XGNR

During the technological meeting of the XGN R Encounter, located at Silleda, we will hold this first event, which will stress our most professional ATCs! You will be able to enjoy flying to Galicia from anywhere in Spain (or Europe!), and support the face-to-face event that will be ongoing throughout the day, but especially in the afternoon Don't miss this one, we are waiting for you!

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