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                        Explanation: Wake Turbulence Reporting
         Domestic U.S. Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) Airspace

Wake Turbulence Reporting. The FAA is requesting that pilots report wake turbulence events
that occur in RVSM airspace in the lower 48 states of the United States, Alaska, Offshore
Airspace and the San Juan FIR. FL 290-410 (inclusive) are the RVSM flight levels.

Reporting. The NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) General reporting form
(NASA ARC 227B) should be used for reporting. The “Supplemental Information” form posted
on the FAA RVSM Documentation Webpage can also be submitted with the NASA ASRS form.

The “Type of Event/Situation” block on the NASA ASRS form should be annotated with
the words: “Wake Turbulence”.

WebPage Access: Forms and Report Procedures.
1. The “Safety Reporting” section of the FAA RVSM Documentation Webpage provides a link
to the NASA ASRS General Report form and procedures. The “Supplemental Information”
form is also posted there. The RVSM Documentation Webpage address is:

       http://www.faa.gov/ats/ato/rvsm_documentation.htm

2. The NASA ASRS address is: http://asrs.arc.nasa.gov/main_nf.htm

Direct ASRS Reports. Reporters are encouraged to file individual NASA ASRS reports even if
a report has been filed through the Aviation Safety Action Plan (ASAP).

Guidance on Wake Turbulence in U.S. RVSM Airspace. See paragraphs “g” and “i” of the
FAA Notice: “Operational Policy/Procedures For RVSM In the Domestic U.S., Alaska, Offshore
Airspace and the San Juan FIR”. It is posted in the “North American” section of the RVSM
Documentation Webpage.

FAA Contacts.
Madison Walton. FAA RVSM Program, Flight Technologies and Procedures Division
(AFS-400), FAA Headquarters, Wash., D.C.
      Phone: 202-385-4596, Email: Madison.Walton@faa.gov
2. Roy Grimes. FAA RVSM Program Support, CSSI, Inc.; Wash., D.C.
       Phone: 202-863-3582, Email: rgrimes@cssiinc.com
3. Robert Swain. FAA RVSM Program Manager, Flight Technologies and Procedures Division
(AFS-400), FAA Headquarters, Wash., D.C.
       Phone: 202-385-4576; Email: Robert.Swain@faa.gov

				
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