RVSM Flight levels in Feet + Metric.

With the Infinite Flight airspaces getting busier and busier it might be a good idea to have a look again at RVSM flight levels.

First of all, what is RVSM?

Reduced Vertical Seperation Minimums, is a reduction in the vertical seperation between FL290 - FL410 from 2000 feet to 1000 feet.

For all the levels please have a look at the table below:

There are several requirements to fly in RVSM airspace but to highlight for Infinite Flight the most important is:
A working Autopilot!

Flying in Chinese airspace we have to work with Meters instead of Feet for the flight levels.

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Thanks Aernout, for your important answer.

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Out of interest why should you fly diffrent altitude based on heading? For planes not to colide with each other?

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So you don’t run into one another

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Yeah i figured it out haha. Thanks.

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Just a reminder about proper flight levels, especially since today there will be a lot of planes flying back and forth along the same lines.

360-179 magnetic heading: odd flight levels (FL310, FL330, FL350)

180-359 magnectic heading: even flight levels (FL220, FL240, FL260)

This helps maintain vertical separation and prevent head on tracks at the same altitude.

If you make an erroneous request of departure for a flight level not appropriate for your heading and departure gives you a correct one, please don’t request the incorrect one again thinking the controller just didn’t hear you.

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