JASON HERMAN, "FUEL CONSUMPTION to FL410 - ONLY 560 lb (82 gallons)"
"As a professional pilot, I must say that 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 the Tamarack® winglet technology. Fuel consumption to top of climb (TOC) at FL410 was only 560 lb (82 gallons) and just under 35 minutes, which is a big advantage over the winglet-less platform.
Climb rate in the mid-flight levels, especially in turning flight, was definitely improved. Acceleration at level off (FL410) to cruise speeds and a favorable angle of attack occurred much quicker than normally experienced. This new technology has the potential to transform how we think about retrofit winglets on light jet aircraft and evaluate many additional benefits that active winglets provide, including improved aircraft performance, operating efficiency, and ultimately cost savings."
---Jason Herman - Professional Pilot, CJ3/CJ4, ATP, CFI/CFII/MEI, ADX