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

VATSAF1 and VATSAF2 appointed

It is with great pleasure and optimism that we share the following changes in staffing within the VATAME region, the VATSAF executive committee, and the ACCSAF executive committee:

George Condes has been promoted to VATAME2. This move vacated the VATSAF1 position, and therefore the following staff changes have been made accordingly:

Rean Opperman is promoted to VATSAF1, and will also still maintain responsibility of the ACCSAF1 role.
Nelis Coetzee is promoted to VATSAF2, as the Divisional ATC Director (which is also the deputy division director).
Corne Coetzee is promoted to ACCSAF2 as Deputy vACC Director, to assist Rean Opperman with the ACCSAF vACC.
Kevin Duffy is appointed to ACCSAF3, as the ACCSAF ATC Director.

We wish all of the appointees above the best of luck in their new positions. It is a very exciting time for VATSAF and ACCSAF, with unprecedent numbers of active students coming through the ranks, events and CPT's happening on a weekly basis, and active and committed staff. A word of gratitude to all involved is certainly in order.

To clarify the "hierarchical" structure of ACCSAF and VATSAF within the VATSIM organisation, it can be summarised as this:


(VATSAF is responsible for the ACCEAC, ACCSAF and ACCVAN vACC's)

New VATSAF3 – Chief Flight Instructor - Appointed

Please join me in welcoming Arno Coetzee as VATSAF ATO’s new CFI (VATSAF 3).

Arno has been with VATSAF and ACCSAF for a long while and is an accomplished pilot and is also working on his ATC ratings.  Arno holds a P4 pilot rating and as such can instruct, examine and award pilot upgrades to P4.  Arno’s other import strength is that he’s a first-class administrator and I have no doubt that he’ll knock all the kinks and bends out of the ATO.

Welcome Arno, I really look forward to working with you within VATSAF.

George Condes


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