• 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 240,000 members in over 80
    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 hundreds 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

[CH+NL] Start the Skiing Season

Fly from Amsterdam to either Samedan or Sion to bring your passengers to their skiing holidays!

[HQ] Crowded Skies XVI

IVAO presents its premier event “Crowded Skies XVI” on the 4th December, 2021 This record breaking unique event sets the entire IVAO skies alive and active This all-day event involves dozens of countries worldwide providing extensive ATC coverage for literally thousands of online flights We expect peak traffic to start building from 19:00 UTC so make sure you are able to join in and experience the very best that IVAO has to offer We are delighted that our sponsor Aerosoft will again be donating to charity 1 € for each simultaneous connection made to our network during the peak hour For the last Crowded Skies we set a total number of 2238 simultaneous connections and we hope you will help us beat that as well as our record of 3004 simultaneous connections this year!


The Events department of IVAO Colombia, is pleased to present the most important event of our division: Real Flight Event (RFE) Bogotá 2021, we will be simulating the real operations of both flights and ATC of the most important airport in the country, El Dorado From Bogotá, you can choose your preferred flight and aircraft in the more than 500 flights added for this day Our official sponsors will be the IETA Aviation School and the scenario developer PKSIM

[CZ] Cheery Christmas Celebration of Crazy Callsigns 2021

Join us at the traditional event of the Czech division, when festive and cheery callsigns will appear in the Czech skies!

[HQ+FR] Strasbourg Christmas Market

IVAO France Event Department is proud to present its annual Strasbourg Christmas Market Event There is but one simple rule: fly to Strasbourg and arrive in between 2000 and 2200Z!

[HQ+DE] Nikolaus FlyIn

Every single year Every single year the Nicholas comes to Hamburg This year is no exception! Celebrate this year's Nicholas FlyIn with us on 11 December 2021 from 16z to 20z and enjoy a flight under great ATC coverage in Hamburg (EDDH)!

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Best Software
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