Virtual Washington ARTCC

About ZDC


VATSIM (short for the Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network) is a completely free online platform which allows virtual pilots, wherever they are in the world, to connect their flight simulators into one shared virtual world. VATSIM also simulates air traffic control in this virtual world, creating the ultimate as-real-as-it-gets experience for you, the virtual aviation enthusiast.

VATUSA is the United States division of the VATSIM network. Within it, 21 simulated control facilities (ARTCC's - US Continental and Alaska), as well as 1 Control Facility (Honolulu CF). The Virtual Washington ARTCC is the virtual representation of the real world Washington Center. Home of the first flight and the oldest continuously operating airport in the world, the airspace controlled by the Washington ARTCC is rich in history. With three major airports within 30 miles of the nation's capital, ZDC controllers handle some of the most complex airspace in the country. From the Carolinas up to New Jersey, including the busy arrival streams from the southeast into the three New York airports and Philadelphia, overflights to and from Boston, and the equally busy traffic flows to Atlanta, there is always something interesting going on at the Washington ARTCC.



The information contained on all pages of this website is to be used for flight simulation purposes only on the VATSIM network. It is not intended nor should it be used for real world navigation.This site is not affiliated with the FAA, the actual Washington Center or any governing aviation body. All content contained herein is approved only for use on the VATSIM network. ©2016 Virtual Washington ARTCC -- Source Code © 2016-2017 R. Rump, R. Murphy, W. Guisbond. Some scripts provided by VATEUD and VATUSA. Logo icons created by the Noun Project, CC 17.