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

VATSAF 16 – Deputy Operations Director Appointed

Dominique van der Westhuisen has been appointed as VATSAF 16, Deputy Operations Director, for VATSAF.  He will be reporting to the Operations Director and his top responsibility will be the maintenance of sector files for the Division.

Dominique has advanced skills in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D and a host of other related applications that will be of huge benefit in the execution of his new duties.

Welcome to the VATSAF EXCO Dominique, we look forward to a long working relationship with you.

George Condes



VATSIM South Africa Division Director

Kenya vACC Expanded and Renamed

The VATSIM Southern Africa Division takes great pleasure in announcing that our Kenya vACC has expanded and is now known as East Africa vACC (ACCEAC).

ACCEAC will be responsible for the following FIRs:

  • HKNA (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • HBBA (Bujumbura, Burundi)
  • HRYR (Kigali, Rwanda)
  • HTDC (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
  • HUEC (Entebbe, Uganda)

The new East Africa vACC will better serve the East African community by taking on the responsibility of actively managing the area on VATSIM.  This will lead to an increase in pilot and ATC traffic and will also provide an opportunity for enhanced and elevated training in the area.

Please direct any enquiries regarding East Africa vACC or the Southern Africa Division to the Division Director at vatsaf1@vatsaf.net.za.

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