Policy Overview

VATSIM is governed by a variety of policies to ensure a safe and friendly environment for all members, while ensuring we comply with legal obligations.

Code of Conduct

Behaviour expectations of all registered users, whether online as a pilot, controller or observer.

Code of Regulations

The rules and guidelines for the governance of the network

User Agreement

User terms for the VATSIM.net network and services it provides

Privacy Policy

Outlines how VATSIM collects and uses data

Data Protection & Handling Policy

Outline of how VATSIM stores and maintains security of users data

Safeguarding Minors Policy

Outline of how VATSIM protects children and young people who participate in VATSIM's services

Global Ratings Policy

Global governance of controller training and rating upgrades

Transfer and Visiting Controller Policy

Outlines how members may transfer or visit another network facility

Virtual Airline and Special Operations Policy

Outlines requirements and operational procedures for VATSIM partnered Virtual Airlines and Special Operation Organisations

Approved Software Policy

Outlines available software for members and permitted connections

Network Broadcast Policy

Outlines the use of the network broadcast functionality

ATO Policy and Procedures Handbook

Regulations for pilot training by Authorised Training Organizations (ATOs)

Restricted Callsigns

A list of callsigns restricted from use on the VATSIM Network

Virtual Airline Associate Policy

Policy governing VATSIM associate virtual airlines

ATC Frequency and Information Management Policy

Outlines the use of primary and secondary frequencies, ATIS, and Controller Information for Air Traffic Controllers