Africa/Middle East Region

The Africa and Middle East Region of the VATSIM Network encompasses one of the most diverse and beautiful places on earth. From busy airports like Johannesburg and Dubai to cruising across the deserts of the Middle East or the Sahara, the Africa and Middle East Region has every kind of flight environment imaginable.

The goal of this region of the VATSIM Network is to facilitate air traffic growth, safety, and fun in Africa and the Middle East. Using real world procedures, regulations, and information, the region strives to help its divisions attain the maximum level of professionalism, realism, and fun. Striving for a simulation model, the Africa and Middle East Region Office works as a liaison between the divisions and the VATSIM Executive Committee, and advises its divisions on many issues, including training, all in the interest of realism.

Under new leadership, the region strives to establish a unique and unprecedented integration project that will enhance and streamline its members experience on the network, and make the experience easier and more enjoyable for first time flyers and professionals alike.
Belouafi Saad (1205178)

VATAME Regional Director

George Condes (1132702)

VATAME Deputy Regional Director

Divisions in Africa/Middle East

Middle East (VATME)
Northern Africa (VATNAF)
Southern Africa (VATSAF)

Latest News

Regional Conflict Resolution Panel

The Regional Conflict Resolution Panel (RCRP) team hears all matters which involve disciplinary action against members for an alleged violation of one of the VATSIM community’s rules or regulations.


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