In this update:  New hydraulic systems mounts

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Today Ed Shadle, Don Mitchell, Trish Wood, David Martinson, Omar Chramosta, Ken Broyles, Corey Dawson and Keith Zanghi met once again to work on the North American Eagle in preparation for this summer’s attempt on the 763 mph world land speed record.  Von Armstrong was working virtual this weekend.

George Leone of Citadel Patent Law

This week we received the Registered Trademark ® approval for the WLSRA ®.   This provides protection of our intellectual property for the World Land Speed Racing Association ®.  Many thanks to George Leone, chief counsel at Citadel Patent Law in Tacoma WA


Corey Dawson

Corey Dawson delivered our newly re-painted parachute belly pan for the Eagle.  The covering was in need of some new finish after being blasted by the 500 mph test runs.

Jessi Combs finished 12th overall at last week’s King of the Hammers

Before we got started this week, Ken Broyles had to give us the summary of the King of the Hammers off road race he attended in California.  Our own Jessi Combs came in 12th out of 122 drivers!   Ken took this photo, but failed to get one with him and Jessi …this one will do!


Crew Chief Les Holm

This weekend Les applied body seam seal to the rear of the Eagle.  Decades of sealing Boeing Jets made the process simple.  In the coming weeks Keith will re-paint the seam with our trademark red paint.


Lars Pedersen

Lars Pedersen has been busy in his machine shop in Longview,WA, fabricating mounting brackets for the steering system.  Next week we should have all the work complete.



David Martinson and Trish Wood worked on the welding fabrication of our new hydraulic pump mount.  During the week Keith and Les formed the bracket.  Today David applied his Art Morrison Enterprises welding techniques to the bracket.  The quality of the heli-arc welding is beautiful.

Omar Chramosta and Ken Broyles





Ken, Les, Don, Omar and Keith worked on mounting the new hydraulic pump bracket into the Eagle’s hydraulic bay.  The pump and selector valve was installed, along with some of the hydraulic fittings.  By this time next week it should all be working.  When complete we will disassemble and paint everything.

No pictures of Ed Shadle this week.  He was working on top secret stuff that will be revealed when the movie comes out.

S&S Turbine Services provides the horsepower for the Eagle

Dassault Systèmes offers 3DEXPERIENCE


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Bernard Charlès and Phillip Forestier at COE

Mr. Charlès is the Vice Chairman , CEO and Mr. Forestier is the EVP, Global Affairs and Communities.  Dassault Systèmes is a long time sponsor of the North American Eagle™ providing CATIA design Software solutions, working closely with IDEX Solutions.  We have made numerous appearances at COE Conventions in Las Vegas and Orlando, along with The European CATIA Forum in Paris France.

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LeMay Family Collection is a long time sponsor of the North American Eagle™