Project Updates gives you a look into the day-to-day workings of the project.

Dec. 28, 2011

December 28, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

In this update: Webmaster Jon Higley hosted a website work session at his Northeast Tacoma home today. 

Dec. 17, 2011

December 17, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

In this week’s update: Magnetos, magnetic drill presses and magnetic brake cooling; Repair to hydraulic jacks as the final update of 2011 is published.

On the last working Saturday before the holidays, today’s team members were:  Ed Shadle, Von Armstrong, Keith Zanghi, Rich Pengelley, Omar Chramosta, John Winchester and John Drury.

Dec. 10, 2011

December 10, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

In this week’s update: Annual Christmas breakfast as team gathers to count our blessings, listen to a world class Classical guitarist, and eat lots of pancakes!

Dec. 3, 2011

December 3, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

In this week’s update: Tail cone removed in preparation of a new paint job; Instrument placarding takes place; M1A Start Cart gets a tune up,  and a world renowned classical guitarist practices for next week’s annual Christmas Breakfast.

A cold and foggy morning greeted Team NAE this Saturday as the hangar door opened to working members Ed Shadle, Von Armstrong, Keith Zanghi, Chris Greene, Layne Smith, Sean Rondestvedt, Rich Pengelley, Omar Chramosta, Sam Yellowbird, and Chris Hughes. 

Nov. 17, 2011

 Ladies and Gentlemen:

In this week’s update: Darren Grove returns from Japan: Super Computers and Super Fast Cars…The North American Eagle™

Nov. 5, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

In this week’s update: Media Relations Specialist, Susan West, stops by to review upcoming public relations efforts; Jerry Lamb of LevX inspects the magnetic brakes: Mid-wheel doors may finally be complete: Front wheel is installed: Hydraulics lines are secured and Darren Grove heads back to Japan.

Oct. 29, 2011

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

In this week’s update: Darren Grove returns from Tokyo, unpacks and gets ready to leave for Tokyo this week; Mark Moore delivers newly design magnetic brake rotors: Ed Shadle and Keith Zanghi return from Edwards AFB and El Mirage October Meet and work continues on the North American Eagle™.

The weather held nice today, unlike many parts of the country.  Team NAE members assembling this fine fall morning were: Bernard McVay, Sean Rondestvedt, Von Armstrong, Ed Shadle, Keith Zanghi, Chris Greene and friend, Layne Smith, Bill Eckberg, Jon Higley, Omar Chramosta, John Winchester and Sam Yellowbird.

Oct. 17, 2011

 Ladies and Gentlemen:

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY REVISED HOME PAGE!

 

Time is growing short as Team NAE is racing the clock and trying hard to overcome the obstacles we face between now and the day we load up our six ton jet car and all the other tons of necessary equipment and vehicles to head South for test runs early next month. Today’s crew included Ed Shadle, Cameron Shadle,   Von Armstrong, Sean Rondestvedt, Bernard McVay, Keith Zanghi, Jon Higley, Omar Chramosta, Chris Greene, Steve Wallace, John Winchester, Sam Yellowbird, and Brandyn and Doug Bayes.

Oct. 8, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

In this update: Water pressure vessel is made: Mid- fairing work continues; Mobilizer is ready to go mobile and communication systems checked.

Several loose ends were being tied up today as the North American Eagle™ is fitted out for fall test runs early next month.  Team members meeting this fine Saturday morning were:  Ed Shadle, Cameron Shadle, Keith Zanghi, Chris Greene and friend Jared Schow, Jon Higley, Steve Wallace, Von Armstrong, John Winchester, Bernard and Dennis McVay, Omar Chramosta, John Drury, Larry and Dustin Martinson, Rich Pengelley, and Sam Yellowbird.