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What is SimNetAir

SimNetAir is the Virtual Air Traffic Simulation network, connecting people from around the world flying online or acting as virtual Air Traffic Controllers. This completely free network allows aviation enthusiasts the ultimate as-real-as-it-gets experience.

Air Traffic Control (ATC) is available in our communities throughout the world, operating as close as possible to the real-life procedures and utilising real-life weather, airport and route data. On Simnetair you can join people on the other side of the planet to fly and control, with nothing more than a home computer.

The beginning

SimNetAir was founded in July 2001 by a group of individuals who came together with the idea of creating an online community which truly met the needs of flight simulator enthusiasts across the world. As well as providing a common network for flight simulation enthusiasts to connect to, SimNetAir aimed to create a global community for learning, sharing experiences and pursuing new opportunities in the virtual world. That original group of individuals are now referred to as the SimNetAir Founders, and help to steer the direction of the network.

Our Structure

SimNetAir is led by the Board of Governors, a group of individuals who each take on a specific specialism on the network to lead. The Board of Governors are supported by an Executive Committee, who represent the Regions of SimNetAir, who are in turn supported by local staff structures. Everyone is a volunteer.

The SimNetAir world is divided into Regions, then Divisions and finally local facilities, which take on a number of different names depending on where you are in the world. These structures help to build and maintain communities across the globe, providing resources, training and a place to share the experience of SimNetAir wherever you are. SimNetAir is also the main network for many established Virtual Airlines and other virtual flying groups, whose pilots populate our skies every day with hundreds of flights.

The most important part of the network is you: our members. You are free to enjoy SimNetAir in the way you want to enjoy it, by flying, controlling, or both. SimNetAir is a network for all to enjoy, and it can be whatever you make it. Welcome.