• 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
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Upcoming Events

Caribbean Overload

Feel the caribbean way of life:
Leg 1: from MDPC (Punta Cana) to TNCM (Sint Maarten)
Leg 2: from TNCM to (you may choose yourself) TNCA (Aruba), TNCB (Bonaire), or TNCC (Curacao)
This Event count to the 1 point to the Pilots Award after finishing both legs

[AT+XN] Austrian Airlines Groupflight LOWW-ESSA

Dear pilots, we think it's about time for our next outing together Summertime is travel season but not each and everyone is a fan of blazing heat So this time we're heading north

Austrian Airlines has agreed to provide us with a number of planes to carry a lot of tourists to Stockholm The only thing missing yet are the crews to fly the birds And that's where you come into play On the 27th of May we need as many pilots as we can get to carry all the folks hanging around our terminals safely to Sweden - possibly not in a 'United' kind of way

Departure is at 1700Z So prepare everything to be ready by then The Vienna ATC guys will be awaiting your call and we'll do our best to coordinate with the divisions along the way to provide you with as much service as we can

[FR] 24H ATC Service Bordeaux Merignac - Part 1

The French Division and Bordeaux FIR is pleased to invite you to the 5th edition of the 24 hours of Mérignac Airport (LFBD)

A team composed of nearly 20 ATC will be present from Saturday 27th, 10:00z until Sunday 28th, 10:00z !

We are waiting for you for this event, we hope to beat last year's record : 310 movements with exactly 155 departures and 155 arrivals

Rendez-vous the weekend of May 27th and 28th at Bordeaux !

[FR] 24H ATC SERVICE BORDEAUX MERIGNAC - PART 2

The French Division and Bordeaux FIR is pleased to invite you to the 5th edition of the 24 hours of Mérignac Airport (LFBD)

A team composed of nearly 20 ATC will be present from Saturday 27th, 10:00z until Sunday 28th, 10:00z !

We are waiting for you for this event, we hope to beat last year's record : 310 movements with exactly 155 departures and 155 arrivals

Rendez-vous the weekend of May 27th and 28th at Bordeaux !

[IS] Iceland Special RFE

We have put together a (12 hours!) schedule with real flights from two days (provided by Isavia) to light up Iceland as never before
We have even included scheduled cargo flights (by Bluebird Cargo (BBD) and Icelandair and also a scheduled flight by the Royal Airforce (RRR))

As real as it gets! Take this opportunity now and book a flight to be a part of this very special Real Flight Event

[ES+XA] Madrid -> New York Airbridge

On Sunday May 28th, the Spain and North America Region divisions welcome you in our airbridge from Madrid Barajas (LEMD) to New York JFK (KJFK)
Departures are expected between 12z and 15z Arrivals are expected between 17z and 22z

[XB+CH] Snowy Mountain Closure

On a yearly base XB-events is bringing a tour to get people to their ski resort
This year we wanted to finish the tour with a big event where we bring back all remaining skiers
so they can prepare themselves for the upcoming summer season

[XU+ES+IT+HQ] Champions League Final

The divisions of the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy with the collaboration of HQ, are proud to present a new wonderful event
The final of the UEFA Champions League this year will take place in Cardiff, EGFF, on June 3 2017 Crowds of fans are preparing for another grand final, which will involve the Real Madrid and Juventus teams
The event will be held the day before June 2nd 2017 between 16z - 19z, starting from Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport, LEMD and Turin Caselle, LIMF to bring all the team supporters to the European soccer final
Moreover, the ATC Team of Madrid will give you an effective control in the Madrid area while the Italians will wait you in the Alps for a scenic departure
Don't believe us Come to the event and you will find out !
What are you waiting for

[XO] Capital Connect - YBBN Brisbane/YSCB Canberra

Welcome to Captial Connect!

For this event, two capital City's of Australia will be lit up with ATC services for two whole hours guaranteed for full service between YBBN Brisbane and YSCB Canberra

Pilot's have a choice in this event, you can either depart YBBN Brisbane and fly to YSCB Canberra or depart YSCB Canberra and fly to YBBN Brisbane

This is a great opportunity to fly downunder under the guidance of our local Controllers With 2 hours of guaranteed ATC coverage and an approx 1hr flying time, Pilots will have plenty of time to complete a full flight with ATC coverage

Participating Pilots will receive 1 Point for the Pilot Event award and ATC will receive 1 Point for the ATC event award once logged through MoDA

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