How often should cross-checks between the primary altimeter and the backup altimeter be performed while flying in RVSM airspace?
about 1 hour
(vii) At intervals of approximately 1 hour, cross-checks between the primary altimeters should be made. A minimum of two must agree within a radius of ±60 m (±200 ft).
Do you need TCAS for RVSM?
The rule also requires that any aircraft equipped with Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System Version II (TCAS II) and flying in RVSM airspace incorporate a version of TCAS II software compatible with RVSM operations, indicating that if you operate an aircraft that is equipped with TCAS II in RVSM…
What are the acceptable height limits?
Anyone who is IFR qualified knows (or SHOULD know) that your allowable altimeter error is +/- 75 feet.
Does RVSM expire?
Each time an aircraft is sold or the operator changes, you must apply for a new LOA. If, however, the only change is to the documentation supporting the LOA (i.e. training certificates or operations manuals), you do not need to request a new LOA. LOAs do not expire.
What is the lowest flight level?
Instead, the lowest usable “flight level” is the transition level plus 500 feet. However, in some countries, such as Norway for example, the transition level is determined by adding a buffer zone of at least 1,000 feet (300 m) (depending on QNH) to the transition altitude.
Where can I find the RVSM training manual?
Pilot training requirements can be found in 91-RVSM Guidance Change 2 and Part 91 Appendix G. Pilot training for commercial operators (121, 135 and Subpart K) must have initial and recurrent pilot training. The training section of the manual should include RVSM policies and procedures.
What type of pilot training is required for RVSM?
RVSM pilot training is required to obtain RVSM operational approval. Pilot training requirements can be found in 91-RVSM Guidance Change 2 and Part 91 Appendix G. Pilot training for commercial operators (121, 135 and Subpart K) must have initial and recurrent pilot training.
What is the minimum vertical separation for RVSM?
ICAO procedures specify that the minimum applicable vertical separation between an aircraft experiencing an in-flight communication failure and any other aircraft, when both aircraft are operating in RVSM airspace, must be 2,000 feet, unless that there is an appropriate minimum horizontal separation.
What does RVSM mean in the aeronautical category?
RVSM has been implemented to reduce the vertical separation above flight level (FL) 290 from a minimum of 2000 feet to a minimum of 1000 feet. It enables aircraft to fly safely with more optimal profiles, achieve fuel savings and increase airspace capacity.