In this update: Load up day!

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Today Lars Pedersen, Zac Hopkins, Ken Broyles, Patricia Wood, Les Holm, Jon Higley, Keith Zanghi, Steve Rima and Cam Shadle were at the hangar.  Working virtual this weekend is Von Armstrong,  Brandyn Bayes and Chris Banks.

2015 Microsoft World Partner Conference

Four years ago today Brandyn Bayes’ interview with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

The top video was four years ago today.   Still a teenager, Brandyn appeared with Satya Nadella, talking about how we use Microsoft Cortana Analytics.  Look for a cameo appearance of Ed Shadle!


Brandyn Bayes, Satya Nadella, and Ed Shadle

It was load up day in the North American Eagle® hangar today.  A good turnout of team members showed up to do the heavy lifting and loaded the 14,000 lb Eagle into the trailer.  In the next couple of weeks we will be doing an engine test to verify systems.  Here are some photo high lights of Saturday’s activities.

Ready to load

Patricia Wood verifies the Eagle is ready to load

Patricia Wood and Cam Shadle look on as Keith Zanghi lifts the Eagle

The Eagle sitting on the pedestal, we are ready to reposition the lift straps

A large belt strap is used to lift the Eagle

Halfway up the ramp

In the can with Patricia Wood, Earl,  and Les Holm

Our favorite photo of Ed Shadle – Previous Engine Tests

Filming for The History Channel with Ed, and Eric Wittler

With an upcoming engine test just around the corner, we thought we would show you some photos of Ed in some previous tests.

Sanderson Field 2018

Sanderson Field 2018

Having lunch with Patricia Wood, Tom Tiede, and Omar Chramosta, 2017


Jessi Combs at her first engine test, June 16, 2013, with Ed & Elaine Shadle

An early Spanaway Airport test with Keith Zanghi, Robin Blanchard, and Joel Camp

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45,500 Horsepower from S&S Turbine Services, Ltd

Sponsor Feature: The LeMay Family Collection Foundation

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

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