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 operations 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.