• 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 Starfighter 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 the engine.

  • May 2005

    Test Runs Begin

    With new hot section from S&S Turbine Services 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 2006

    El Mirage Test Session #1

    Eagle team tests on El Mirage Lakebed

  • November 2006

    El Mirage Test Session #2

    Eagle team tests on El Mirage Lakebed

  • October 2007

    Black Rock Test Session #1

    Eagle team tests on 10th anniversary of ThrustSSC record. Craig Breedlove and Rosco McGlashan are with the team.

  • July 2009

    Black Rock Test Session #2

    Team returns to Black Rock. Vicki Cruse starts training as woman driver

  • November 2009

    Black Rock Test Session #3

    Team returns to Black Rock for the last time. Per Wimmer makes one test run.

  • 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 a new personal record of 479 mph.

  • September 23, 2016

    KBTC Northwest Now

    Local PBS affiliate airs 1/2 hour TV Show

  • January 2017

    New Steering System

    After years of unsuccessful absolute steering control, the system is removed from the car. New Electronic Control Module design by Paul Dries is installed. Steering works great!

  • December 2017

    BLM Permit for Diamond Valley

    The Eagle team spends all of 2017 securing permits to run at Diamond Valley Lakebed, North of Eureka NV

  • October 2017

    3DExperience Forum Hollywood, FL

    Ed Shadle and Keith Zanghi present for Dassault Systemes

  • May 2018

    Shelton Engine Test

    Engine tested at Sanderson Field with Eric Wittler at the controls under the supervision of Ed Shadle

  • June 15, 2018

    Speed Demons Airs

    Two-hour History Channel Show with North American Eagle Team featured throughout

  • September 7, 2018

    Ed Shadle Passes Away

    Co-founder loses battle after a long illness

  • September 12, 2018

    Jessi Combs runs 483.227 MPH

    Jessi runs a career high speed during shakedown runs. Unfortunately a malfunction door brings an end to the test session.