• 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 170,000 members in over 50
    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 hundereds 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

[GB] Remembering Joe Sutter

Joe Sutter, the Boeing engineer best known for leading development of the 747 jet has recently passed away at the age of 95 We invite you to join us in remembering Sutter’s contributions to the aviation world by flying the iconic 747 into London Heathrow, an airport where the Queen of the Skies truly feels at home

[XG] Dubai Single Runway Operations

Do you like events where both Pilot and ATC skills are put to the stress test Well, come and join us at one of the worlds most busiest airports where we reduce operations to one single runway

Due to much needed maintenance Dubai (OMDB) will be reduced to a single runway September 30th 16z-20z At the same time essential maintenance will be carried out on the ILS system Pilots and controllers will need to pay extra attention and rely on RNAV (GNSS) approaches

Expect the unexpected and come join us on this stress test event!

Warsaw Overload

Dear IVAO-Members,

we invite you to take part at this Warsaw Overload 30th of September, from 1600 UTC to 2000 UTC

During this unique event you can expect:
• fully professional ATC
• follow me service
• crowded sky


We hope to see you in the Polish sky!

[KW] 2nd Annual GULF CUB 2016 (WITH SURPRISE SCENERY TWIST)

Update: In addition to scenery instructions below, be sure to install the scenery for FSX/FSX-SE/P3D from last year's event:DOWNLOAD FSX

Note: FSX will require Acceleration Pack to view additional objects in the scenery, but the main object should display ok If you have FSX Steam Editions, it already has the Acceleration Pack objects

A VFR Adventure to remember!

Ladies and gentleman, we bring you the 2nd Annual Gulf Cub (pun intended) continuing from last year's VFR Event
We are also preparing additional special scenery for a surprise twist (FSX)

Do you love or are you intrigued by VFR flight Did you jump right into Jets on the simulator and ignored the single-engine slooow planes and never looked back yet Not very realistic you know! Are you afraid to try VFR and not sure about the phraseology

Don't be!! This is the event for you!

Here is your chance to go back to the basics and experience flight as it should be experienced! Fly along birds (at very very slow speed) with the famous Piper Cub J-3 Single Engine plane (Cessna 172 or comparable also welcome, but we recommend you try the Cub for the Stick and Rudder experience)


Time: Friday 30-SEP-2016 17:00z-2000z
Location: Start at OKBK Kuwait Intl Airport and return about 60minutes later
Scenery: Be sure to install the free KW division OKBK FSX Scenery for updated OKBK and Kuwait city landmarks
Special Scenery : In addition to last year's surprise scenery, we are hoping to release additional special scenery on or shortly before the day of the event for a surprise twist!
Weather: If weather visibility/winds is an issue, we recommend you disable weather and set it to clear skies, unless you are ok doing aerobatic stuff!!
Day/Night: Please set your simulator time to day light for a better VFR experience

So stay tuned and check again on Friday before the event to download the special surprise scenery if it's ready


For now, be sure you review Rules of the Air to avoid misfortune (like slamming into each other)


Note/Award: For participation, pilots will receive 1 point towards the KW Pilot Event Award (fill the KW http://toursivaoaero to get the point)


See you over the Gulf!!
Note: Forum announcement will be released in a few days

[AT] IVAO @ Red Bull Hangar-7 (PDE)

In cooperation with Red Bull Hangar-7 and the National TV we are able to promote IVAO! IVAO-Austria is going to host its first promotional event on 1st of October 2016 from 16z until 23z

[DE] Real Flight Event München

The annual München Real Flight Event during München Oktoberfest happens once again This year you will have the opportunity to pick every single flight from the real schedule as our virtual München ACC will be open from 0300z until 2100z and simulate for you an entire day at München's international airport

[XB] PDE - Brussels fly-in/out - Live ATC at Belgocontrol

Our last PDE for this year takes us to the heart of Brussels FIR From this place, people control real planes in real life every day

IVAO was asked to put an interactive demostand, where visitors virtually can see what happens in real (not in real time of course)

To explain what we, and they, are doing we need traffic A LOT OF TRAFFIC! So bring your wings to the heart of Europe and make it an exciting day for everyone

[FR+RS] Ajaccio - Tivat AirBridge

Meet the challenge of this two demanding airports! Be prepared for visual approaches trough the mountains surrounding the airports!

IVAO France and IVAO Serbia are waiting for you!

[XU] Live From RAF Cosford

Based at RAF Cosford, the Flight Simulator Show is becoming one of the busiest Flight Sim Events in the UK The Flight Sim show plays host to some of the biggest Flight Sim Aircraft/Scenery companies including Just Flight, Aerosoft and the latest company to join the Flight Sim community, Dovetail Games

IVAO UK & IE this year are attending the Flight Sim show as it is a chance to show off the network to the visitors that are going to be going to the show From the Flight Sim Show Birmingham Tower will be open from 09z until 15z from the venue using IVAC 2

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