RVSM Opening New Avenues of Opportunity
With the challenges COVID-19 continues to impose on the travel industry, we’re seeing a lot less commercial travel right now. Thousands of commercial flights that once filled the skies have been grounded. While that’s not so great news for the commercial industry, it’s actually creating some unique opportunities for those of us in the general aviation community.
That’s because the higher altitudes preferred by the airliners is also coveted by the GA community as prime RVSM airspace.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, those higher, more-fuel-efficient altitudes in RVSM airspace always had far more demand than capacity. But with fewer aircraft competing for the spots, smaller aircraft pilots and owners just like you now have unprecedented access to this 30,000-foot highway. In other words: if you want it, it’s yours.
That is, as long as your certifications are up to date and your aircraft is equipped with the proper altimeter and autopilot.
If you’re not, you may be missing out on those ideal routes. And paying a little more than you need to at the gas pumps.
So, if getting RVSM ready is on your list of things to do, reach out to one of our technicians. They’ll make sure you’ve got everything you need to take advantage of those higher altitudes.