Middle East Division

VATME – VATSIM Middle East Divison is part of the Africa and Middle East Region on the VATSIM Network. VATME has jurisdiction over the countries of Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

VATME's goal is to become the largest, most comprehensive and professional ATC Simulation Organization on the VATSIM Network, and in the world. We operate a professional ATC environment, and use VATSIM’s superior network resources to provide ATC service which is ‘as real as it gets.’

Our goal is to unite the Middle East Aviation Community online and to promote the utmost professionalism, prestige, and coordination. The Increased realism, professionalism, and dedication of the VATME Division makes us the primary location for some of the best real world air traffic controllers in the Middle East.

Maher Abaza (1371840)

VATME Director

Chriss Klosowski (1306415)

VATME Deputy Director

Nikolas Goerlitz (1373921)

VATME ATC Training Director

Connor Budworth (1349044)

VATME Marketing Director


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Latest News

VATSIM Middle East Forums

March 22, 2019

[VATME] ATC Training Director Appointed

February 14, 2019

[HQ] System updated to 3.5.3

January 27, 2019

[VATME] Marketing Director Appointment

January 26, 2019


Policies and procedures ensure that operations at the division run smooth and efficiently. It is essential that all members at Middle East review the policies/procedures.