Tamarack Aerospace submitted claims this week to the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) and European Federation Aeronautique International (FAI) for two city-pair flight records.
On October 15th, Tamarack flew a King Air 350 retrofitted with the company's SMARTWING technology from Spokane, Washington (GEG) to Orlando, Florida (MCO). The 2,033 nautical mile trip was completed in 7 hours and 46 minutes.
On October 22nd, Tamarack journeyed 1,770 nautical miles westbound (against the wind) from Orlando, Florida (MCO) to Henderson, Nevada (HND) via Albuquerque, New Mexico (ABQ) in 7 hours and 46 minutes.
Tamarack founder and CEO Nick Guida was the co-pilot on both trips and attributed Tamarack's SMARTWING tech for the impressive performance.
Compared to conventional passive King Air winglets, Tamarack's SMARTWING tech automatically controls wing bending during turbulence and other inflight events to alleviate wing-bearing. Load-sensors and a camber surface work to respond to system inputs in fractions of a second. The system is fully automatic, functioning independently from other aircraft systems and requires no aircraft structural reinforcement to install.
Mr. Guida said: “The military is especially interested in our increased range and loiter time for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions for smaller turbo props and large transport and our upgraded King Air’s boast features that additionally allow takeoffs and landings in high/hot conditions. Business aircraft equipped with our technology provide those benefits plus the important peace of mind concerning safety and stability.”
Tamarack recently posted a demonstration of the King Air 350 with SMARTWING tech at Tarkio, MO Wing Nuts Flying Circus:
The company website is www.tamarackaero.com.