• 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


Euskal Encounter is a computer party for computer amateurs and professionals seeking a knowledge exchange and willing to be involved for a few days in any kind of activity related to computers IVAO will be present through the Spanish division, to present this fascinating world of simulation, to the general public


Eighth leg of our tour On this occasion in special format, and characteristics

[XA] AirVenture Oshkosh

XA celebrates one of the biggest aviation event of the world with a fly-in event in Oshkosh (KOSH) on 26th July 2018 from 19:00Z to 23:00Z EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (formerly the EAA Annual Convention and Fly-In) is an annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts held each summer at Wittman Regional Airport


Bilbao will be the center of attention for IVAO, and its airport will be open between 08z and 20z, for everyone who wants to fly, but it will be between 15z - 20z, when the virtual event will begin

[XO] Capital Connect - YSSY Sydney/YBBN Brisbane

The Oceanic Region invites you to join us for a flight between YSSY Sydney and YBBN Brisbane, with ATC coverage for a full two hour period Capital Connect puts a prime focus on on two Capital City's in the Oceanic Region with ATC coverage for a full two hours from 2100z till 2300z Giving International Members of IVAO a chance to fly and experience the Oceanic Region's Friendly atmosphere and ATC Participants who fly and log their flight in MODA will receive 1 point for the Pilot Event Award and Controllers who log in MODA will receive 1 point for the ATC event award We hope to see you there for Capital Connect!

[XR+HQ] Saint-Petersburg 12 hours PDE

Dear friends! IVAO Russian Federation and Kazakstan MCD welcomes everyone to the amazing event: Saint-Petersburg 12 hours PDE! On 28 July 12 hours starting from 0700z Pulkovo airport (ULLI) will be open for aircrafts from all over the world For you: - 12 hours of continuous ATC service in Saint-Petersburg FIR; - More than 250 sheduled flights plus free slots; - Meeting of members of Russian Federation and Kazakhstan MCD, who will provide ATC service in Pulkovo; - Live stream from the meeting and ATC room

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Why Choose Us

Other networks exist offering similar services, but none can match IVAO!

Best Software
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