Will Some One Please Explain RVSM For Me


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It's pretty sad that my parents don't know and no one else I've talked to does so can some one explain RVSM for? How is it different then DRVSM and why do you need a presision autopilot, is the regular one in use now that bad? Thanks a lot, people keep asking me and I can only tell them what they put in the jets, not why.


New Member
Take the FAA dates with a grain of salt. At this rate the Jan 2005 date will never happen. The majority of aircraft in the US are not equipped for RVSM and there are alot of operators that have aircraft that it doesn't make economic sense upgrade. Does it makes sense to put a couple hundred thousand into an airplane like an older Lear, Citiation, Falcon, Sabre, etc....not really.