In this update: Sturgis Grand Marshal, Boeing Safety Summit, and worlds fastest dogs!

Today’s Featured Sponsors


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Today Steve Rima, Steve Wallace, Andrew Kirk, Ed Shadle, Lars Pedersen, Les Holm,  and Keith Zanghi met once again to work on the North American Eagle®.  Von Armstrong and Paul Dries are working virtual this weekend.

Skin & Spar Boeing Safety Tour


This past week Ed and Keith gave a tour of the hangar to the engineering team from nearby Boeing Skin & Spar.  The Safety Summit highlighted the safety plan the North American Eagle® uses, both at home and on the lake bed.  You can see all the photos in the 2017 Boeing Safety Summit Gallery.

Jessi Combs 2017 Grand Marshal Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

We are happy to announce that last week Jessi Combs was selected as the 2017 Grand Marshal for the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally!  Click on the photo above and watch the video.

University of Washington Graduate – Brandyn Bayes

Brandyn Accepted to University of Washington


Brandyn and Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft


Andrew Kirk, Chris Greene and Brandyn Bayes

This Saturday we celebrate the graduation of Brandyn Bayes.  We met him first as a young 14 year old programmer for Graham-Kapowsin Robotics team.  We quickly recruited him and he eventually revitalized the NAE website you see today.  Although he “officially” is no longer an active member on the team, we seek out his expertise when we can’t figure something out!  Today he helps out many non-profits on their website and is now a full time employee of Microsoft.  Since we first met him we knew there would be great things coming from Brandyn.  Today is one of them.  His career is just starting out and we can’t wait to see what his future brings!  Congratulations Brandyn on this great achievement!

Greyhound Pets of America


Lars Pedersen inspecting bearings



As usual there were all kinds of things going on the Eagle today.  Ed was running a little late because he was volunteering for Greyhound Pets of America.  Fast cars and fast dogs are two of Ed’s favorite past times!

Lars checked the mid-wheels and found  movement going towards the outside of the tolerances.  So he removed both wheels and started measuring.  Andrew and Les removed the steering control computer module and will send it to Paul Dries.  Later this month we will be headed to our favorite test stand and do a full burner engine test in preparation of this years test session.

Sponsor Feature: S&S Turbine Services

S&S Turbine Services provides 45,500 horses for the Eagle

Dassault Systèmes offers 3DEXPERIENCE


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Dassault Leadership Team

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®

God Bless and Protect our Troops