• 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

[ES] NON-PRECISION Approach at Bilbao

During the event the ILS will be inoperative, all approaches will be NON-PRECISION (VOR, NDB, VISUAL) It will take place at Bilbao airport (LEBB), next Sunday 23rd July from 16z to 20z
Are you ready

[KW] Kuwait Summer Flights - Feel the Heat!

Our 2nd event in the scourging month of July this summer!

It's a free flight event, but with a summer taste for those who want

Aviation Celebration Tours and Events Award will be issued to participants celebrating the summer with us

Time & Date

Sunday 23rd of JULY 2017
Starts at 1730z to 2100z

AWARDS: Aviation Celebration Tours and Events award Pilot Event Award point!

We recommend you pick one of the main summer destinations and fly to/from it as you wish or fly both ways rotation!

Popular choices from Kuwait include:

LTBA Istanbul Ataturk Airport
OLBA Rafic Hariri International Airport

EGLL Heathrow
EDDF Frankfurt Airport
EDDM Munich Airport
LIRF Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport
LSGG Geneva International Airport

and more

You can use OKKB airport or flightmapper web sites for flight suggestions:


We'll provide more details in the forum announcement 1 or 2 days before the event to avoid confusion with our 21/July event

[HR] Zagreb FIR Overload

Dear pilots, join us on July 23 when we will open as many ATC stations in Croatia as possible

All you have to do is bring your wings to our beautiful country and enjoy the landscape and our qualified ATC staff

[EG] Cairo RFE

Dear IVAO Members,
On Friday 28th July 2017 from 11z to 23z come back, one of the most important RFE
for Egyptian Division Full ATC service will be provided at Cairo Airport!
More than 180 flights are waiting for you! Be ready to enjoy full ATC coverage and to discover Cairo!
We will simulate all real flights to and from this airport
You can't miss it! Looking forward to see you in the skies

[AN] Curacao Fly-In

The Netherlands Antilles division would like to invite you for a Fly-In at Curacao (TNCC)
Come and lets fly and enjoy the full ATC coverage!

[XO] Capital Connect - YSCB Canberra/YSSY Sydney

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 YSCB Canberra and YSSY Sydney

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

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



Every Saturday 17:00 Zulu, members of the Algerian Division are invited to communicate only using English phraseology everybody is welcome to fly in our skies to discover the talent of the most active division in Africa

DZ Division wish you good flight !

All charts are available at: Algeria Charts

Come and fly in Algeria !

[HK] RFE Hong Kong and Macao 2017

Since 1998, the Hong Kong International Airport has been playing a significant role in Asia, with it being a hub and focus city for many world leading airlines This summer, we are bringing the opportunity to let pilots feel how flying inbound and outbound one of the busiest airports in the world is like by holding a real flight event (RFE) To make the event even more realistic, we have also included the flights of Macao Airport, an airport located 60nm to the west, altogether a total of nearly 350 flights Providing a broad spectrum of over 100 destinations, members can choose from short haul flights to Taiwan, or long haul ones to Europe and the America Don't hesitate to book your own flight and squeeze into the crowded yet efficient airspace during the event!
The whole event will be on 30 July 2017, from 1000z to 1600z

[IL] Tel Aviv Full Staff

IVAO Israel presents : The event of the Summer!
-Tel-Aviv Full Staff-

On Sunday, 30th of July, Between 16:00z and 19:00z, Tel-Aviv airspace will be lit by full ATC covering Ben Gurion International airport (LLBG) and you will get an opportunity to fly as real as gets with massive amount of traffic in a very small airspace

Ben Gurion International airport - LLBG|TLV is located 19 kilometers east of Tel-Aviv city center and serves International flight to various destinations around the world and domestic flights to Eilat (LLET)

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