In this update: The North American Eagle team travels to the Museum of Flight to talk about our endeavor.

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After several hard weeks of preparation, the team is finally at the Museum of Flight!  With several hundred people stopping by, the entire team was out talking to the public.  Today’s crew includes Ed Shadle, Chris Hughes, Garrett Holms, Les Holms, Sean Rondestvedt, Libby Wallace, Elaine Shadle and daughter Candy,  Keith Zanghi, Von Armstrong, Brandyn Bayes, Andrew Kirk, Steve Wallace, and Jon Higley.



Ed opened up the presentation by talking about the North American Eagle and the history of Land Speed Racing.  He briefly talked about the progression of Land Speed Racing throughout the 20th Century.

Keith then got up to talk about the engineering process that takes place behind the scenes to develop new portions of the car.

Following Keith, Steve discussed the analysis that takes place to ensure that we can safely travel at 800 mph in the Eagle.


Brandyn Bayes Presents in the William Allen Theater

Finally, Brandyn told the audience about the team’s new online presence.  He showed them the new website, along with our mobile apps and social media pages.

Be sure to check out NAE Racer, our upcoming game where you can drive the North American Eagle on your iOS powered device.  It’s available on Monday by clicking here, but you can watch a teaser of the game below.


NAE On Display in Seattle, WA

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 Main Gallery of the Seattle Museum of Flight

The showcase aircraft on display getting the most attention was none other than the Lockheed F-104 A, now metamorphed into the next world land speed record car called the North American Eagle™ Thousands of museum goers walked by and took an up close view of the 56 foot long Eagle. 

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The Eagle was in front of the museum with a B-29, B-47 and B-17.  The interactive display featured Signs By Tomorrow information boards that told the history of the car and it’s systems.  


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 Team North American Eagle™ Partners with LeMay – America’s Car Museum

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We are happy to announce a partnership with the LeMay – America’s Car Museum. ACM spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile.  Featuring a nine-acre campus – with a four-story museum as the centerpiece – ACM, situated atop Tacoma, Wash., 30 minutes south of Seattle and in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, became one of the world’s largest auto museums and attractions when it opened in June 2012.


LeMay – America’s Car Museum – Tacoma Washington

ACM is designed to preserve history and celebrate the world’s automotive culture.  The spacious facility houses up to 350 cars, trucks and motorcycles from private owners, corporations, and the LeMay collection, which amassed a Guinness Book record of more than 3,500 vehicles in the mid-‘90s.

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“Everybody remembers their first car, family driving vacations, a sports car they fell in love with as a teenager,” says ACM CEO David Madeira. “Personal experiences with cars are at the heart of the American experience, and we’re going to showcase more than a century of automotive lifestyle and history as well as the future of transportation.”

The Eagle will be attending auto shows all across America promoting this unique facility. 


NAE On Display in Austin TX


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The 56 foot long North American Eagle™ will be traveling to Austin, TX this August and will be the featured display at National Instruments Week. NI Week delivers technical networking and instruction with interactive sessions by NI R&D engineers and guest lecturers; targeted industry summits; hands-on workshops; exhibitions on the latest advancements in design, research, and testing; and keynote presentations from leading technology thought leaders.

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Ed Shadle, Steve Wallace, and Keith Zanghi will be presenting at NI Week

Past presenters include Dr. Neil Gershenfeld of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, Dr. Michio Kaku of City College of New York, and Tim Samaras of Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers. Attendees include engineers, scientists, and executives from organizations such as Boeing, CERN, John Deere, ST-Ericsson, and UC Berkeley. Join us and see the Eagle and meet the team August 5-8; to learn how you can accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery with National Instruments.

Mobile App Improvements

We have been hard at work, making significant improvements and adding new features to our mobile apps.  Both our iOS and Android (Android 4.0+) apps have been given new interfaces as well as some new pages.  We hope that you like the upgrades that we have made.  If you haven’t already, be sure to download our mobile app to your Android or iOS powered phone or tablet.  We can’t wait to share what we have in store for our iOS app, but you will have to wait a little longer to see.

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