VATSIM’s West Asia Region (VATWA)

Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network



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 About  vACCSRM


The 'VACC Sri Lanka and Maldives' is the local organization serving Flight Information Regions of Sri Lanka (VCCF) and Maldives (VRMF), and established within VATWA to perform the following roles:


  •     Create and maintain a local VATSIM community for all VATSIM members belonging to the vACCSRM area

  •     Organize events and collaborate with neighboring vACC's events

  •     Coordinate training of new air traffic controllers

  •     Coordinate ATC operations within vACCSRM airspace

  •     Maintain archives of required material for Pilots and ATC within vACCSRM airspace

  •     Communicate with VATWA regarding local matters and procedures

  •     Brief visiting controllers and pilots on operational procedures


SRM provides Center Control for VCCF (Colombo FIR) and VRMF (Maldives FIR) and Approach/Departure, Tower, Ground, Delivery control services for main international airports available within the area:

VCBI Colombo Bandaranaike Intl.
VCRI Mattala Rajapaksa Intl.
VRMM Male Ibrahim Nasir Intl.
VRMG Gan Intl.

You can find full list of airport facilities, frequencies, scenery details in Sri Lanka Data and Maldives Data pages.

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How do you join VATSIM West Asia, so you can start or continue your ATC carrier with us?

  1. If you do not have a VATSIM account, get one for free at VATSIM. If you have any membership related questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

  2. To check your Vatsim flying or controller record visit Vatsim Statistics Center.

  3. If you are a VATSIM member, but do not belong to VATWA Division, please visit VATSIM Member Services to change your Division.

  4. You must also be a member of VATSIM Asia Region (VATASIA), if NOT follow this link to Change Region. Note that a Region transfer can take a few days, as it requires approval.

  5. When part 2 is completed, visit Division Deployment link and select West Asia as your Division. This action should be instant.

  6. After you have selected your Division – Go to VATWA's web page, and read the VATWA Policy & Regulations. You have to read, understand and agree on this.


    Beech Baron: Uh, ATC, verify you want me to taxi in front of the 747.

    ATC: Yeah, it's OK. He's not hungry.


    ATC: "N123YZ, say

    N123YZ: "ALTITUDE!"

    ATC: "N123YZ, say airspeed."

    N123YZ: "AIRSPEED!"

    ATC: "N123YZ, say cancel IFR."

    N123YZ: "Eight thousand feet, one hundred fifty knots indicated"


  7. Then, check the VATWA vACC's Countries page and select the vACC you want to join. If you do not know if you are assigned to a vACC, please contact VATWA Membership. This is especially important if you want to become a Vatsim Air Traffic Controller, but also relevant for local Pilot training.

  8. So you are only a few steps away from becoming part of Sri Lanka & Maldives vACC. Looking forward to seeing you online.


Contact vACCSRM


vACCSRMEMF Contact Form