VATOCE is the Oceanic Region of the VATSIM Network, administering Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
VATSIM is a worldwide network dedicated to providing a simulated Air Traffic Control environment. Free software allows pilots to connect their home flight simulator software to the network to interact with other pilots and receive ATC from real people.
Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.
Apart from your flight simulator, all the software and infrastructure to get online is entirely FREE.
To get started, visit the VATSIM Home Page to join the VATSIM network and get online, then visit the VATNZ Division for details on flying in New Zealand, and the VATPAC Division for details on the rest of Oceania.
Regional discussions can be found in the VATSIM Oceania Forums.
VATSIM have announced the release of vPilot, the much-anticipated new Pilot software that allows pilots using FSX and P3D to easily connect to the VATSIM network.
One of the greatest frustrations to new members trying to get involved with VATSIM is the complexity of getting the existing Pilot software products installed and configured correctly. Both of the two main packages in the current generation of pilot software have provided valiant service over the past decade, but even their most ardent supporters would admit that they can be somewhat temperamental, and neither client has been in active development for several years.
vPilot aims to address the issues of its predecessors and provide a simple and intuitive user experience, allowing VATSIM members to quickly and easily get online and into the action.
You can check it out at the vPilot website.