AVS-2013 Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums

Quick Facts


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Course is Part of this Program

Course Length
Self-Paced (Must be completed within 6 months)

Course Dates & Locations
Courses are online and can be started anytime.

Your registration will be handled by a secure payment system. Credit card information will not be saved.



Covers the basic principles of flight operations in Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums (RVSM) airspace. The course includes operational requirements for aircraft and flight crews, addresses differences for operation in Metric RVSM Airspace and outlines procedures for no-RVSM aircraft.

Who Should Attend

  • Experienced Airline Pilots

Course Objectives

Lesson 1: General

  • RVSM definitions
  • Benefits of RVSM
  • Level of safety
  • RVSM implementation
  • Operator approval
  • Required aircraft equipment
  • Maintaining approval
  • Equipment accuracy
  • Flight crew training

Lesson 2: Operational Requirements and Procedures

  • RVSM capability
  • ICAO flight plan
  • Weather considerations
  • External inspections
  • Flight deck checks
  • Height Monitoring Units (HMU)
  • Altimeter errors
  • Track offsets
  • Autopilot operation
  • TCAS operation
  • Equipment faults
  • ATC notification
  • Defect reporting

Lesson 3: Metric RVSM Airspace

  • Russian Federation and Adjacent States
  • Metric RVSM airspace
  • China RVSM airspace and Flight Level Allocation
  • Scheme (FLAS)
  • Conversion placard
  • Flight planning
  • Entering metric RVSM airspace
  • Rounding errors
  • Exiting metric RVSM airspace
  • Altitude deviation

Lesson 4: Non-RSVM Aircraft

  • Flight Planning
  • Exemptions without pre-approval
  • Exemptions with pre-approval
  • Ariel Photography
  • RSVM transitions
  • Loss of RVSM capability
  • Abnormal operations

Contact Us

Office of Professional Education, Worldwide Campus
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900

This is a self-guided online course; you will be able to complete this course at your own pace, from wherever you choose.