RVSM – Operaton

rvsmRVSM Int. Operation – Course Description

During the course you will learn why RVSM was introduced and what the benefits are. Included in the training are the ground- and flight procedures, minimum equipment required and the new phraseology.

Audience: This course is intended for pilots and dispatcher.
Duration: 2 hours

What is RVSM?
You will learn the purpose of RVSM; how and why it originated and it is implemented.

Definitions:
You will learn to define the major RVSM terms.

Operator Specifics:
You will learn what is required in your operational LoA (Letter of Authorization) and how your LoA can be revoked if your RVSM recordkeeping and performance is not maintained to acceptable standards.

Flight Planning:
You will learn the requirements of flight planning with RVSM considerations. Special emphasis is placed on weather forecasts and circumstances that may affect flight in RVSM airspace.

Pre – Flight Procedures:
You will learn what to look for during pre-flight procedures with an emphasis on pitot-static equipment, MEL’s, and other items and systems that may affect altitude-keeping ability in RVSM airspace.

Procedures Prior to RVSM Airspace Entry:
You will learn what the requirements are before entering RVSM airspace. This includes equipment, equipment malfunctions, and ATC requirements.

In – Flight Procedures:
You will learn normal as well as contingency (abnormal) procedures while operating in European and international RVSM airspace.

Post – Flight Procedures:
You will learn how to post-flight the aircraft with an emphasis on RVSM equipment and methods for disseminating malfunctions clearly and accurately to the maintenance department for rectification.

Special Emphasis Items:
You will learn about ATC procedures, turbulence, visual illusions, CRM, and other important items that require special emphasis in RVSM operations.

TCAS II, VER. 7 Supplement, if Required:
You will learn supplemental operating procedures in RVSM airspace for TCAS II, VER. 7 equipped aircraft. Specifically, the differences in operating at 1,000 foot separation and the RA and TA alerts that may occur in RVSM airspace.

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