• 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

[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!


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

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 from

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 Book to avoid misfortune (like slamming into each other)

Note/Award: VFR Pilots will get Aviation Celebration and Events Award by filling pirep form
For both VFR and IFR Pilots, they will receive 1 point towards the KW Pilot Event Award (fill the KW
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

[UA] Dnipro Overload

IVAO Ukraine invites all of you to the DNIPRO OVERLOAD - our brand new event!

This time we want to overload one of the airports in Eastern part of Ukraine - Dnipro (former Dnipropetrovsk) That's why we welcome everyone to fly here!

[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


IVAO India and IVAO Thailand Division welcomes all the IVAO Pilots to fly on our AirBridge event from Bangkok to Kolkata on Friday, 07th of October 2016 from 1200Z

We have scheduled nearly 40 Flights for this wonderful AirBridge event ahead, listing all the international airlines of both the countries You may book one of the flight and join our event to make it successful India Flight Operations have also kept 15 slots for private flight booking

[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!

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