Learn to operate safely in North American RVSM airspace with FlightSafety's online Domestic RVSM Course.
This operationally-oriented, scenario-based course covers the following topics:
  • History, implementation and benefits of RVSM
  • RVSM Source Documents: FAA Advisory Circular 91-85, FAR Part 91 Appendix G, and related U.S. Federal Aviation Regulations
  • RVSM Aircraft Approval and Operational Approval Requirements
  • Pre-flight, en-route, and post-flight procedures in DRVSM airspace
  • Restrictions on non-RVSM compliant aircraft
  • RVSM Contingency procedures
    • Unable to Maintain Flight Level
    • Severe Turbulence
    • Mountain Wave Activity
    • Wake Turbulence
    • Primary Altimeter Failure
    • Transponder Failure
  • Special Emphasis Items
    • Pilot-Controller Phraseology
    • Crew Resource Management
    • Air Data System Relationships
    • Standby Altimeter Limitations
    • Visual Perception Problems
    • Strategic Lateral Offset Procedure
    • Characteristics of Altitude Capture Systems
    • Aircraft Operating Restrictions Related to RVSM Approval
  • TCAS II and RVSM
  • Examination
Features and Benefits
  • When approved by a POI, it systematically addresses the required training elements specified in FAA Advisory Circular 91-85 (August 2009), Appendix 4
  • Interactive, engaging, and self-paced
  • Developed by experienced pilots, flight instructors, and air traffic controllers
  • Available anytime and anywhere via the internet
  • Employs an operationally-oriented, scenario-based approach that reflects FlightSafety's experience with RVSM training
  • Contains general RVSM information that is not aircraft specific.
  • Offers an extensive library of RVSM-related FAA reference materials available for download
  • Course provides extra features such as a search engine, glossary, bookmarks, notepad and more
  • Obtain a FlightSafety Certificate of Completion
  • Recurrent Maintenance RVSM training, also, is available online from FlightSafety International
Additional Information
  • Price: /person

  • Target Audience: Pilots and other Flight Department Personnel
  • Regulatory Requirements: When approved by a POI, it systematically addresses the required training elements specified in FAA Advisory Circular 91-85 (August 2009), Appendix 4
  • Duration: 2.0 hours
  • Delivery: 100% web-delivered and self-paced.
  • Credit: Once you have completed the course and successfully passed the test, you are awarded a FlightSafety International certificate of completion. If you are an existing FlightSafety customer, you can also pick up your record of training in myFlightSafety.
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If you are a flight department looking to enroll multiple users, we'd love to hear from you!
Please contact the eLearning Operations group at:

1-877-606-3334 (North America)
1-416-373-5771 (International)

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