The Gleim RVSM Training Course is designed to help you become an expert on operations in Reduced
Vertical Separation Minimums airspace (above FL 290). The course addresses the FAA requirements
for RVSM pilot training while also providing practical examples and advice on safe operating
practices. The course content is divided into short, easy-to-complete study units that will make
the most of your training time. Operations in RVSM airspace are a must for high-speed,
high-performance aircraft. Use this Gleim course to meet the FAA training requirements while also
enhancing your knowledge and safety mindset.
Complete the course in little more than three hours
Fourteen specific study units explain all RVSM guidance and procedures
Quick-reference study outlines help cement your knowledge of the course content
Twelve months of course access
Key Facts About the Gleim RVSM Training Course
Structured, interactive, self-study review and certificate program delivered online via
You can complete this course at your own pace anytime during the one-year period you have
access to it. The course uses the Gleim proven Knowledge Transfer System methods to help
you learn, understand, and remember the information presented.
Takes about 3 hours to complete
Each of the 14 study units should take about 15 minutes to complete.
Challenges you, but provides you with the knowledge to pass
Our intuitively appealing outline material gives you all the information you need in a
well-organized format, so you can focus your study on the areas you need to review the most.
You can then confidently pass each study unit's multiple-choice quiz with ease.
Inexpensive and user friendly
Because this course is delivered via the Internet, you save a considerable amount of money
when compared to similar products offered by other providers. For those who are less
familiar with computers, we have a trained, friendly support staff you can contact for help.
Email us at email@example.com or call us at
(800) 874-5346 for assistance.
The Gleim RVSM Training Course is an effective, easy-to-use, and intuitively appealing way to
learn and a great way to refresh and expand your knowledge on RVSM operations.
Begin now by trying Study Unit 1 for FREE.
Each study unit contains an outlined reference guide, as explained below.
Multiple pages of outlined study material
Instructions for essential operations/procedures
Tips and advice for efficient and safe flights
Each study unit concludes with a multiple choice quiz, as explained below.
The number of questions you see on the exam reflects the complexity and importance of the
material covered in the study unit outline.
After you grade your quiz, you will receive a grade for the study unit and have a chance
to review your missed questions.
To complete a study unit, you must:
Access, review, and/or print the study unit outline.
The course outline contains all of the material referenced by the study unit quiz. When
you understand the concepts taught in the outline, you will be ready to excel on the quiz.
The outlines can also serve as a quick reference later in the course and in your practical
Complete the study unit quiz.
Answer each question presented as best you can. After you grade the quiz, be sure to
review your missed questions so you can determine why you missed them and learn from
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take the study units in any order?
Yes, but once you start a study unit, you have to complete that study unit before
continuing. Because the content in the course builds from one study unit to the next,
we strongly recommend that pilots who are new to RVSM move through the study units in
Can I review study units after I have completed them?
Yes. You can review the outline material as many times as you like. You may also retake
the study unit quizzes as often as you like to build your knowledge of RVSM procedures.
What happens if I have computer problems and am unable to complete the course?
The computer requirements for taking this course are
minimal so it can be done at just about any computer with Internet access. If anything
goes wrong, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (800) 874-5346 for help.
What requirements do I need to satisfy in order to pass the course?
Each of the 14 study units ends with a quiz you must complete. After all 14 study units
have been completed, you will be able to print a completion certificate, and then
you're finished with the course.
What if I have a question or need to speak to someone?
We're available at email@example.com or
(800) 874-5346. You can give us feedback about your experience with the course or ask
questions. We want you to enjoy the course and be completely confident when it comes
to operating in RVSM airspace.
Access to the Gleim RVSM Training Course will expire 12 months from the date of purchase. If
you need access to the course after the expiration date, you may purchase a 12-month
extension at half of the current purchase price.
A full refund is available if you have accessed no more than two study units within 30 days of
purchase. Make sure that your computer meets our
minimum system requirements.
Gleim RVSM Training Course Study Units
Aspects of Flight in RVSM Airspace
RVSM Regulations and Sources of Information
Registration on RVSM Approvals Databases
In-Flight Procedures Prior to RVSM Airspace Entry
Contingency Situations and Procedures in Domestic RVSM Airspace
Gleim uploads Wings course completion credit every week for current course users.
If you have completed this course but have not received Wings credit, follow the
instructions below to ensure you are credited for your work.
Log in with your FAASafety email address and password.
If you have not created an account with FAASafety, you will need to do that first.
Under the "Activities, Courses, & Seminars" tab at the top
of the page, click "Activities."
Type "Gleim" into the "Keywords" box and
Find the appropriate course title in the resulting list and click on the title of that course.
Click the "Request Credit" button.
Enter the date on your completion/graduation certificate into the
"Date Completed" box.
In the "Select Validator" section, click the
Type "firstname.lastname@example.org" into the field and click the
Click "Submit for Validation."
An email notification will be sent to Gleim. We will review your course records
and either validate your credit or reply explaining why we are unable to do so
(for example, the course completion date is incorrect). Either way, you will
receive an email reply from FAASafety once our action has been submitted.
If you have any questions or difficulties with this process, please email
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FAA Training Requirements
What is RVSM?
Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums (RVSM) is an international program that reduces altitude
separation from 2,000 feet to 1,000 feet between flight levels 290 and 410. This program
effectively doubles the amount of traffic that can be supported in a given column of airspace
while also offering fuel and time savings.
What is Required to Operate in RVSM Airspace?
Appendix G of 14 CFR Part 91 explains the RVSM program as well as certification requirements.
Additionally, FAA Notice 8700.36 explains the RVSM approval process in great detail. To
operate in RVSM airspace, both the aircraft and the pilot(s) must be approved to do so.
Aircraft approval requirements and pilot training requirements are spelled out in both of the
FAA references listed previously.
What FAA pilot training requirements exist for RVSM operations?
Before flying in RVSM airspace, a pilot must demonstrate acceptable RVSM operating knowledge
to an FAA inspector. Specifically, pilots must demonstrate adequate knowledge of RVSM
requirements, policies, and procedures. The certificate you receive upon completion of this
course is one method of meeting that requirement. Additionally, pilots operating under Part
91K, Part 121, and Part 135 are required to complete recurrent RVSM training every 12