Tuesday, January 4, 2011

FAA Take 2: Gliders Can "Feather"

In a related note to yesterday's post on possible changes to the 3rd class medical requirement for Private Pilots, FAA proposes new wording re the "auto-feathering" description for LSA powered gliders.
The official description simply removes the word "auto" from the term "autofeathering".  It's more of a semantic rather than practical change, updated to reflect actual hardware modes already out there.
In effect, the amendment embraces both manual and autofeathering ops for powered LSA gliders.
Anyone who wants to comment can go to the link above until Feb. 2, 2011.  The final rule becomes official on March 4, 2011.

1 comment:

Orlando Sport Pilot said...

Thank you for summarizing the day and providing so much interesting information!