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 Tel-Aviv ✈ Doha City Link 19/12 16:00 – 21:00z

We are very pleased to announce as a premier opening for the winter of 2015 here in VATIL with tight coordination with the Bahrain vACC and VATME the long waited event between Hamad Intl. airport, Doha, Qatar to Ben Gurion Intl. airport, Tel-Aviv, Israel and vise versa (LLBG <-> OTHH)

NOTE: Old Doha airport OTBD is optional.

The event will take place at Saturday night on December 12th between 16:00 & 21:00 UTC.

During the event, we will conduct both flights from Doha to Tel-Aviv and from Tel-Aviv to Doha.

The flight between Doha and Tel-Aviv is considered short haul flight and should roughly take anywhere between 1:30 to 2:00 hours flight time either way. Therefore, it is very feasible if one wants to participate and perform both flights (back and forth) throughout the event.

During the event, there will be full ATC coverage at both ends and along the route.

You are all more than welcome to join and participate in this remarkable event between Israel Division and our beloved neighbors at the east in VATME / Bahrain vACC.  I am sure it will be a challenging and enjoyable for all participants

We hope to see you all……




VATIL’s white night event is back! 22/08 18:00z-00:00z

On 22 August 2015 the Israeli skies will be completely illuminated from 21:00 till 03:00 in Israeli local time (18:00-00:00z). It means almost a whole night of operations in the Israeli skies, thus enabling friends from North America, Asia and Oceania to join us and enjoy high quality ATC and activity levels in LLLL FIR!

So, in order for this event to be successful we need you pilots! Come and fly to our skies, verload us with traffic and exhaust and try bringing our air traffic controllers to the edge of their abilities, especially when it’ll be early morning in Israel!

We will be happy to see you!

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North Meets South 04/07 10:00z-16:00z

Fellow captains,

VATIL, The Israeli division of VATSIM, together with the Russian division, VATRUS are pleased to announce the an out-of-the-ordinary event considered as a long-time fruit harvest for a long time cooperation between the 2 Divisions, which will take place on Saturday 4th July 2015 between 10:00-16:00Z.

This event, which will mark the Innaugural of summer events, in cooperation with Cypriot, Turkish, Moldavian and Ukranian VACCs will include a joint fly-in from Saint Petersburg (ULLI), Moscow Domodedovo (UUDD), Kyiv Borispil (UKBB), Chișinău International Airport (LUKK) in the north to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport (LLBG) in the south ; And vice versa from Tel Aviv to Moscow & St. Petersburg.

During this event, fully staffed ATC will be offered from the lowest positions possible in destination airports, up until the CTR level of every FIR on the way, Including the Cypriot and Turkish airspaces!

So.. Whatever you’d like: Fly from Tel Aviv up north, or from St. Petersburg in the north southbound to Tel Aviv, we’ve got you covered! Just write down the date and prepare for an extraordinary event in its magnitude!

Happy flyings!


TEL-AVIV OVERLOAD 24/05 13:00z – 19:00z

Hello everyone,
On Sunday 24 May,
we will celebrate in Vatil the jewish “shavuot” holiday
and we invite you all to take part in our Specialholiday Celebration
with lage scale of Tel aviv overload event.
during this event all tel aviv FIR will be overloaded with Full ATC
from Ben gurion Ground until Tel aviv control,
you will also invtied to Fly in our domestic airport that we will be Operate like Eilat (LLET) and Haifa (LLHA)

information can be found at our Website


Passover OVERCONTROL 2015

Posted on March 8th, 2015 at 14:00.

VATIL’s Anuual Control Room Event is back!

As a long tradition, we in VATIL gather once and sometimes even twice a year in a designated facility where we build up a Control Room, just like in real life!

The control room generally includes a coupld of designated rooms full of ATC positions: First, the Control Tower itself, which holds all positions from GND up until TWR, including a large FSX view cinema style screen for the Tower’s view. The other rooms include LLBG APP and TMA positions, along with the position where Tel Aviv Control will be sitting. Usually every control room has a designated cockpit room equipped with all the nessesary hardware (Dual yokes, pedals, Throttles, Radio and Switch panels, MCP, FMC and much more) – Everything in one facility!

The best thing is, this Control Room will be operating for 3 constant days in Passover Vacation between April 5th thru April 7th from the morning till late evening!

During the event Constant ATC coverage will be offered during operation hours. Furthermore, enriching activities such as 1 on 1 ATC trainings, lectures for the public and more will be offered to those who are planning attend the facility where the event will take place.

Except that.. What does it mean for you pilots? Prepare your flying gear and come over and fly with us! You can also come over and visit us in the Control room itself and experience for yourselves the VATIL experience.

Happy Flying!


Weekly Event 2015

Posted on February 28th, 2015 at 18:00.

a Long known tradition is coming back! VATIL’s weekly event!

VATIL has been conducting for years weekly events every weekends where the skies of the Israeli Airspace are being fully illuminated with ATC and traffic from around the world who whish to fly to Israel!
After a time in which this traditional event has been abandoned a bit it’s time to bring it back to life!

So.. What does it mean then? On Every Saturday, Every weekend between 18:00-21:00Z ATC will come online in all the Israeli Virtual Airspace, from the lowest possible positions at LLBG_GND up until Tel Aviv Control positions!
During these times we will be conductiong numerous ATC exams and challenges for both controllers and pilots alike! You will also be able to find some that some events will be concentrating on General Aviation whilst the other days will be concentrating on the Heavy load!

Hope to see you flying with us!


Hannukah Festival

Posted on November 29th, 2014 at 18:30.

Ladies and Gentelmen,

VATIL is proud to announce it’s annual Hannukah event which will take place on Saturday Dec. 20th between 14:00-20:00Z. According to the Hannukah tradition, the whole skies of the Israeli airspace will be lid up, just like the holiday’s Menorah, from the lowest possible ATC stand in Ben-Gurion, up to the CTR level. If that’s not enough most of Israel’s local airports AND local area controls will come online as Well.

In a matter of fact, this event’s main theme will be the concentration on GA traffic for all those GA lovers! VATIL’s official pilot’s traning school will also cunduct Navigation Solo flight for all the flight school’s students- So we are expecting some decent activity! Buthey,  don’t worry, If you are a heavy aircraft lover, We’ve got you covered as well!

So.. Write down the date, and come along!

Happy Hannukah!



Cross The Mediterranean

Posted on November 17th, 2014 at 21:53.

Dear Members,

VATSIM Europe Division as well as VATIL introduce a new events series called ”Cross The Mediterranean”. This event will take place 2 times per year,each time with different airfields once Eastbound and once Westbound. Our first event of this series will be on 22nd of November from 1600z and the airfields that you can choose to depart from are the following:

LPPT: Lisbon,
LEPA: Mallorca,
LIRN: Napoli,
LMMM: Malta.

And the designated airports for arrivals will be:

LGIR: Heraklion,
LCLK: Larnaca,
LIRN: Napoli,
LLBG: Ben Gurion,
LMML: Malta.

The event’s website can be found under from where you will find a redirection to the bookings system (Hosted by VATUK – Thank you!) as well as a wealth of information for our airports and the routes of course.

Pilot Briefing for Foreign pilots: LLBG PILOT  Briefcase

Waiting to see you online!