ATM Welcome

Welcome to the Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center website!

The Miami ARTCC is made up of aviation and air traffic control enthusiasts who mirror the day to day operations of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Miami ARTCC on the Virtual Air Traffic Simulation (VATSIM) Network.

The virtual Miami ARTCC covers the airspace over south Florida, from Tampa International to Key West International, as well as the Miami Oceanic Airspace over the Bahamas. The Miami ARTCC handles a large variety of traffic, including international flights from South America and Europe, as well as business flights from all over.

The Miami ARTCC strives to simulate the challenging job of an air traffic controller in a fun learning environment. Our instructional staff teaches new controllers the fundamentals of the air traffic control system, the basics of tower cab operations, and TRACON and En-Route (Center) controlling.

The Miami ARTCC website contains a plethora of information for both pilots and controllers. Pilots are encouraged to check out our pilots section, which contains tools to help plan your flight, observe weather changes, become familiar with the Miami ARTCC, and leave feedback for the Miami Staff on how your flight in the Miami ARTCC was. Our forums are open to pilots, controllers, and guests, after registration, to participate in aviation-related discussions.

Thanks for visiting the Miami ARTCC; I look forward to meeting you!


Shane Friedman

Air Traffic Manager

vMiami ARTCC

Disclaimer: 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 Miami Center or any governing aviation body. All content contained herein is approved only for use on the VATSIM network. You can find our Privacy Policy here.