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    Is RVSM in Africa premature?
    Posted on Thursday, April 30 @ 12:35:01 EDT by admin

    General Aviation News
    RVSM - Reduced Vertical Separation Minima. The minimum height between flight levels has been reduced throughout Africa in accordance with RVSM.

    Traditionaly, above 29000 feet, flight levels were separated by 2000 feet. This was to allow for instrument errors due to the reducing pressure gradient as you rise in the atmosphere.

    RVSM now allows airliners on opposing tracks within 1000 feet of each other. Throughout most of Africa, radar does not exist and clearances are still given procedurally.

    Is this a premature move or should one have forced the installation of radar prior to RVSM?

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