Believe the hype - it’s real!
Fresh from his first CJ test flight, Justin Ferguson shares his thoughts about the experience.
In this video Randy Brown relates his impressions of flying an Active Winglet equipped CJ.
“Got into some turbulence and my wife actually noted the smoother ride (wow) without asking her if she noticed anything different. These things are sweet.” - Randy Brown
On video, Harry Hedaya talks with Nick Guida about his first flight in N525HA with Tamarack Active Winglets.
The Active Winglet system is the answer to all of our questions on how to design a 100% optimum winglet design without having to redesign the entire wing structure.
- Pablo C. Branco, Goulian Aerosports Team Coordinator
A PLEASANT SURPRISE
I recently had the good fortune to fly N122LM one of TAMARACKs modified CJ1+ aircraft with CJP’s membership chairman Steven Foote. To say I was pleasantly surprised would be a large understatement.
-Shawn Mack, Instructor USAF; approaching 22,000 hours; C501SP, C525, C525A, C525B
I recently had the pleasure of flying Tamarack’s straight CJ 525, equipped with the company’s Active Winglet technology.
Climbing to FL410 in 31 minutes with a takeoff weight of 10200lb (3220lb of fuel) was amazing. Trying steep turns and maneuvers with the yaw damper off was a real eye opener. The stats that Tamarack has on its web page are dead on.
- Steve Bradley, LOFT Flight Instructor
“This was the first “production” CJ with the winglets. On first observation I was encouraged by their design as it seemed to solve the riddle of “what” to do to combat excessive wing loading to an aircraft that was never designed for winglets. The engineering just makes sense. “
- Tyson Teeter / SouthWind Global Aviation, Co-Owner and Operations.
“Anyone using Tamarack technology will receive its substantial performance, economic and safety benefits on every single flight for the life of the airplane. I am not aware of any technology this good in all of aviation past or present.”
- Scott Erickson CFII, MEI, ATP, EMB-505, LR-JET, LR-60, CE-500, CE-510S, CE-525S, CE-560XL, DA-10, DC-9, B-727, B-737/BBJ, CV-A340, CV-A440, AV-L29
“I frequently encounter airplanes and products that don’t quite live up to their manufacturer’s claims, but the ATLAS is everything that Tamarack claims, and more.”
-Randall Brink, ATP, CE-500, CE525S,
“Tamarack has done an amazing thing. They have opened my eyes to a new aerodynamic possibility and reminded me it’s an exciting time in aviation. You have to fly it to believe it. I urge you to do just that.”
—- Noel Yantos, president of LOFT
“I want to thank the Tamarack Aerospace Group for the opportunity to fly its CJ, equipped with your Active Winglet technology. Without question they exceeded my expectations - which were already high based on your reported data. I would expect Cessna to incorporate your winglets on their entire fleet as quickly as it can be done.”
—- John Hammill, N300BV,
“As a professional pilot, I must say that the TAG’s winglet-equipped CJ was impressive from takeoff at MTOW, to touchdown. The noticeably improved climb performance experienced through the flight levels is a testament to the success and effectiveness of Tamarack’s winglet technology. Fuel consumption to top of climb (TOC) at FL410 was only 560 lbs (82 gallons) and just under 35 minutes…”
—- Jason Herman, Professional Pilot,
“To be honest I was never a fan of winglets installed on any Citation including the Citation X. From my experience they just didn’t seem to provide much of an advantage for the expense but that scepticism changed one morning in September.”
—- Kirby Ortega, Yingling Aviation - Chief Pilot,
Harry Hedaya reports on his Active Winglet equipped CJ525 flight to FL410 - “in under 30 minutes (inclusive of a brief hold at 12,000 for ATC), and to my surprise used under 500 pounds of fuel.”
—-Harry Hedaya, CJP member,525S – ATP, Total Citation Time: 570