• October 1997

    Thrust SSC Record

    Thrust SSC breaks the World Land Speed Record, establishing a new top speed of 763 MPH.

  • July 1998

    F-104 Fuselage

    Purchased F-104A fuselage from an aircraft scrap yard in Maine. Shipped overland by truck to Spanaway Airport.

  • June 2004

    First Test Stand Engine Start

    First test stand run of NAE engine at S&S Turbine Services, Ft. St. John, BC.

  • December 2004

    Rolling Test

    First rolling test of NAE at Toledo Airport, WA.

  • January 2005

    Engine Turbine Section Destroyed

    Engine run at Spanaway Airport destroys “hot” turbine section of engine.

  • May 2005

    Test Runs Begin

    With new hot section from S&S installed, conducted first significant speed run at Toledo/Winlock Airport

  • October 2005

    Edwards Air Force Base

    Test NAE on display at Edwards AFB. Conducted speed runs up to about 300 mph on Rogers Dry Lake with support of Edwards AFB.

  • June 2011

    Leslie Porterfield New Driver

    Leslie Porterfield will drive the North American Eagle for the Woman’s Landspeed Record.

  • July 2011

    ASEE Conference

    Ed Shadle presents at ASEE Conference in Vancouver BC.

  • November 2011

    CEI & Pointwise Conference in Japan

    Darren Grove presents at CEI and Pointwise in Japan

  • April 2012

    COE 2012 Annual PLM Conference and TechniFair

    Ed Shadle and Keith Zanghi present at COE in RIO Hotel, Las Vegas NV.

  • May 2012

    Shelton Engine Test

    Valerie Thompson performs engine test at Sanderson Field, Shelton WA

  • August 2012

    NHRA O’Reilly Northwest National Drags

    Eagle feature display at Pacific Raceways, Kent WA

  • August 2012

    Measurement Innovation Summit

    Ed Shadle and Keith Zanghi present at Capture 3D Conference in Santa Ana CA.

  • November 2012

    Alvord Test Session

    Eagle makes test runs for the first time at Alvord Lakebed.

  • June 2013

    Engine Test

    Engine test at Sanderson Field in Shelton WA

  • August 2013

    2013 NI Week

    Eagle on display in Austin TX and Keith Zanghi gives Keynote Speech at National Instruments NI Week

  • October 2013

    Alvord Test Session

    Ed Shadle travels 515 mph and Jessi Combs sets new two way average speed of 394 mph

  • November 2013

    Eagle is Digitized

    Capture 3D digitizes the Eagle and turns it into 3 million point cloud

  • November 7, 2013

    TNT Front Page

    The Eagle makes the front page of the Tacoma News Tribune

  • November 12, 2013

    Dassault Systemes 3DExperience Forum

    Ed Shadle presents at 3D Experience Forum in Las Vegas

  • February 2014

    2014 GNRS

    The Eagle on display at the 2014 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona CA

  • April 30, 2014

    2014 Webby Awards

    The List wins the 2014 Webby Award in the Travel and Adventure Category

  • June 14, 2014

    Engine Test

    Eagle travels to Shelton WA for engine functional tests.

  • November 2014

    SEMA 2014

    Eagle featured display in Las Vegas at the 2014 SEMA Show

  • May 2015

    Microsoft Ignite

    Eagle featured display in Chicago at Microsoft Ignite Conference

  • October 2015

    Alvord Test Session

    High winds and steering problems plague runs by Ed Shadle and Jessi Combs

  • July 2016

    Science Channel

    Half hour show airs on the Science Channel

  • September 2016

    Alvord Test Session

    Jessi Combs sets new personal record of 479 mph.

  • September 23, 2016

    KBTC Northwest Now

    Local PBS affiliate airs 1/2 hour TV Show