Sandpoint, ID – Tamarack Aerospace is delighted to announce that the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has recognized Nicholas Guida, CEO and Co-Founder of Tamarack Aerospace, and J. Wickham Zimmerman, 30-year-old pilot, aircraft owner and CEO from Outside the lines, for US National Record Airplanes Class C-1.e, Group III Speed over a course recognized record. The elapsed time of the record-breaking non-stop flight on January 26 was four hours, 35 minutes and 11 seconds in a Cessna 525 Citation (N44VS). The converted Active Winglet aircraft traveled 1,386 miles and used a total of 2,610 pounds of fuel.
This record-breaking flight was part of the “Fly-Off” between the Tamarack Active Winglets and a Cessna Flat Wing (N741CC) from Portland, ME to Palm Beach, FL. Journalists from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) were on board both planes to document the event, which was followed live on the web. The record was recognized by the NAA, which holds US aviation records and is the oldest national aviation club in the United States.
Guida is proud of his record breaking flight. “I am delighted to see the Tamarack Active Winglets being recognized for their in-flight capabilities. Active Winglet mods can result in up to 33% fuel savings, depending on weather conditions and other variables. by Guida after Fly-Off maintenance is available to stream online.
Zimmerman shares: “I am very satisfied with the performance of the Active Winglets during the January fly-off and I am proud to have participated in this record-breaking opportunity. Active Winglets offer significant fuel savings, increased safety benefits and more. I am happy that the aviation industry is able to see this revolutionary technology in action. ”
Tamarack Active Winglets consist of a wing extension, a winglet and an autonomous load relief system. The technology provides instant adjustment to turbulence, delivering smoother and safer flights, faster climbs, forgiveness for shorter runways, fewer stops and up to 33% reduction in fuel consumption. Tamarack Active Winglets modifications are present on more than 130 CitationJets today and are being considered for other aircraft, including single-aisle commercial and military aircraft.