• 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

[SE] Gothenburg Landvetter RFE

Gothenburg Landvetter RFE | Sunday May 29th 1000z - 1600z

IVAO Nordic Region is proud to announce a special real flight event This time the RFE will take place at the second-largest airport in Sweden: Gothenburg Landvetter A great airport with a single runway, flights all over Europe and a hub for SAS, Norwegian, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Scandinavia and TUIfly Nordic

Six hours of first class ATC and about 150 flights to choose from
Sunday May 29th, from 1000 UTC til 1600 UTC, Gothenburg Landvetter is the place to be!

Go to the booking system and book your flight!

We have added RL flights from May 23rd until May 28th to the schedule of May 29th, to be sure there are enough flights for everyone! So all flights in the system are real life flights, though some are actually flown on the days before the event

If you want to fly without booking a flight, you are very welcome too!

We look forward to seeing you in Gothenburg

[PT] Portugal Flash IFR Tour 2016

One day, one tour

On 29/05/2016, from 1500z to 2000z, we invite you to fly the 2 legs of the Portugal Flash IFR Tour 2016

Ready for the FLASH

[SK] Bratislava Overload

Dear colleagues, can we alltogether "overload" Bratislava :) Let's find out on 29 May 2016, Sunday evening at 1700z We are looking forward to you!

[CZ] Ostrava Mošnov (LKMT) FLY-IN

Dear pilots,
our division prepared FLY-IN to beautiful airport in northeast of Czech republic On 31 MAY will take place the fly-in to Ostrava (LKMT) With this event we would like to celebrate a successful end of construction of new control tower at this airport

[HQ+SY+AE+DZ+EG] Quadruple Airbridge (OSDI-OMDB-HECA-DAAG)

Proudly presents and invites you to " Quadruple Airbridge Event " Friday 3rd June 1700z-2200z
Choose one of four fantastic flights, fly it to be a part of this huge #IVAO event!

Air Bridge SKBO - SBGL

The Colombian and Brazilian divisions invite you to participate on the Air Bridge connecting Bogota El Dorado (SKBO) and Rio de Janeiro Galeão (SBGL)

Take off from the airport of your choice and enjoy a flight with full ATC coverage

[XA+HQ] Formula1 Canadian GP Flyin - CYUL - FlightsimCon 2016

The North America Region, in cooperation with the IVAO HQ Event Department, is proud to present you the Formula 1 Canadian GP Flyin - Montréal CYUL!
This Event will be shown LIVE as PDE at FlightsimCon 2016, at the New England Air Museum, at Bradley International Airport, CT!

On Saturday, June 11th between 1600z and 2000z, you have the chance to fly with full ATC in/out of Montréal-Trudeau Airport - CYUL

Also we are looking forward to your screenshots! Every Screenshot, posted in a therefore dedicated thread, has the chance to win 1 out of 3 Sceneries, SPONSORED BY AEROSOFT!
A jury will select the best 3 screenshots and will award them with one of the prizes shown on the forum thread!

NOTE: Only one screenshot per VID is allowed for the contest If you want to share more Screenshots, please mark the one you want to use for the contest!

[AU] Capital Connect

Welcome to Captial Connect!

For this event, the south east corner of Australia will be lit up with ATC services for two whole hours guaranteed for full service between YMML Melbourne and YSSY Sydney

Pilot's have a choice in this event, you can either depart YMML Melbourne and fly to YSSY Sydney or depart YSSY Sydney and fly to YMML Melbourne

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 who book and fly will receive the Aviation Celebration Award

[AW] Tribute to the DC3 Fly-in

Aruba's DC3 fly-in is a tribute to this wonderful and historic aircraft With its cruise speed of about 207 mph and range of 1,500 miles it revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s Its lasting effect on the airline industry and World War II makes it one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made Many of the DC3's flying today are over 70 years old There is speculation that the DC-3 may become the first airliner to see over a century of operation!

Join us with your DC3 on this day and get a chance to win a prize from Aerosoft

Fly-in, fly-out or fly around, experience the Caribbean in style

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