Welcome to VATSAF!


VATSAF is the Southern African Division within VATSIM. Our territory incorporates the following FIRs:

FAJO – Johannesburg Oceanic (South Africa)  
FAJA – Johannesburg (South Africa)  
FACA – Cape Town (South Africa)  
FYWH – Namibia  
FBGR - Botswana  
FQBE – Beira (Maputo)  
FVHF – Harare (Zimbabwe)  
FNAN - Luanda (Angola)  
FMMM – Antananarivo (Madagascar)  
FLFI – Lusaka (Zambia)  
FIMM - Mauritius  
FSSS - Seychelles  
HRYR – Kigali (Rwanda)  
HKNA – Nairobi (Kenya)  
HBBA – Bujumbura (Burundi)  
HUEC – Entebbe (Uganda)  
HTDC Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)  

We provide training to all our member pilots and Air Traffic Controllers..

Latest Division News

George Leonard - Appointed as Vatsaf 9 - Assistant Pilot Training Director

Hi Guys

It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of George Leonard to the position of Vatsaf 9

George will forfill the role of Assistant Pilot Training Director.

As we know George brings along a wealth of real world flying experience to Vatsaf 

George, welcome aboard Sir

Looking forward to work with you


Nico de Lange


VATSAF3 - Pilot Training Director 



News on the new VATSIM voice codec

Good afternoon folks,

Here is a bit of good news from VATSIM regarding the new voice codec...https://blog.vatsim.net/index.php/posts/something-new

Best regards,


Vatsaf ATO - Assistant Pilot Training Director position

Hello Guys

Vatsaf ATO is looking to appoint an Assistant Pilot Training Director

The candidate will be responsible for the following:

1. Assisting a member into the PTD, if required by a meeting in Discord to explain the details and registration process

2. Placing the Student in the relevant study group within the PTD

3. Emailing the Student the required study material

4. Assisting the Student with any question he/she may have wrt the study material.

5. Arranging Practical exams once the theory exam is passed.

6. Monitor and update the PTD as needed

7. Provide such improvements to the study material to improve the standard of training within the Vatsaf ATO

8. Follow the Vatsim PTD required Pilot Training standards.

9 Report on training prosess to the CFI

Minimun requirements are a P2 Pilot Rating

Interested persons may send an email to: vatsaf3@vatsaf.net.za

Please include a shortend CV and motivation in your email



Nico de Lange



Vatsim Southern Africa Pilot Training Director


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