Tamarack Aerospace's Active Winglet Pilot Proficiency Course is now part of the FAA WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program and FAA Safety Team (FAAST) programme. The course covers the Tamarack Active Winglet system, including a brief review of the aerodynamics of wings, the Active Winglet system, Active Winglet benefits, safety and emergency procedures, and flying tips for maximising the jet's performance with Active Winglets. It is the company's primary objective to ensure that Tamarack owners and operators are flying with the most thorough and current education on the Tamarack Active Winglet system. The curriculum for the FAA WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program is available now.
The FAA has established this long standing programme for aviation safety, and per the FAA programme page, “the WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program is based on the premise that pilots who maintain currency and proficiency in the basics of flight will enjoy a safer and more stress-free flying experience.”
Tamarack CEO Nick Guida says: “Active Winglet technology saves many aircraft up to 33 per cent of fuel usage but, perhaps more importantly, enhances the safety of the aircraft for pilots and their loved ones travelling aboard. Active Winglets provide a smoother, more stable flight and get modified aircraft higher and faster, taking off and landing on shorter runways, especially in hot conditions and high altitude runways. We are looking forward to offering this course to pilots.”
The Tamarack Active Winglet is a wing extension, winglet and ATLAS load alleviation system designed for performance, safety, noise pollution reduction, sustainability and reduced airframe stress benefits. The FAA has issued STC for Active Winglets on all eight variants of Cessna CitationJet business jet 525, 525A and 525B. FAAST and Tamarack have been working side-by-side to improve public access to FAA and EASA safety procedures, generating the curriculum for this knowledge topic.
Tamarack president Jacob Klinginsmith concludes: “We are joining forces with the FAA to provide aviators flying Active Winglet modified aircraft the opportunity to benefit from one of the world's premier safety programmes. Our technology boasts an impressive safety record already considering the tens of thousands of flight hours flown by the fleet, and we know pilots staying current with the FAAST programme will continue to focus on safe and sustainable flight.”