In this update: Eric leads in some horses; Work continues on the fuselage; Las Vegas presentation reviewed; Greeting guests

Today’s Featured Sponsors

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Opening our Spanaway, Wa. hangar to another Saturday work party: Ed Shadle, Les Holm, Von Armstrong, Keith Zanghi, Jon Higley, Omar Chramosta and Eric Wittler from Carson City NV joined us.

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Real Horses showed up at the hanger today!

Despite the sign above our workbench, Eric brought in his horses and they wielded some hammers for the crew. Real Horses even have their own Facebook page!

Les Holm and Eric Wittler torque the wheels


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 Eric Wittler at work  Eric is always fun to have around the hanger
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 Jon preparing the surface for repaint  Eric Wittler uses a heat gun to dry the paint
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 Ed talks to some visitors  Jon preparing fairings for paint

Still cleaning up from the Alvord Desert runs, Eric, Les, and Jon worked on the mid wheels compartment and the fairings.  Everything was pretty much high speed sand blasted.  The fairing were disassembled and treated to some grinding and priming.  Eric loves to get into our generous supply of Lizard Skin coating.  It has great applications for heat absorbency, weather proofing, and as a protective metal finish. So far, it has been applied to the interior ceiling of our semi trailer,  to the afterburner section of the car, and to various fairings and compartment areas. Eric finished up with a new coat to the mid wheels fairings today.

                   Von worked over the latches for the nose cone
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 35 Years of AOG experience  Les making a new panel

       Les fabricated a new access panel to the right side upper rear of the fuselage.  It is a small panel that disappeared during the speed runs, leaving an opening that needs not to be there. Les fixed that.                                        

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 Ed edits the 3DExperience Presentation  Over 12 hrs of editing went into the work

Ed and Keith spent time reviewing content and pictures for Ed’s presentation this week at the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Customer Forum in Las Vegas.  Read about it below.

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Special visitors today:  A co-worker of Keith, Tom Peterson, his wife, Pat, and her Mom. They enjoyed a tour of the Eagle and some picture taking.  


Ed Shadle to Speak at Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Customer FORUM 

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Ed will be traveling to Las Vegas to speak at Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIECE Customer FORUM November 12-13. 2013.  Sponsored by Idex Solutions, Ed will be presenting and meeting with industry executives.  Dassault Systèmes (3DS) has entered a new phase in the evolution of how we bring value to our customers – moving beyond PLM to deliver holistic, 3D experiences to imagine sustainable innovations capable of harmonizing products, nature and life. Combining social innovation capabilities, realistic 3D Virtual experiences, and intelligent search-based technologies, 3DS is pioneering a new technological wave: a 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to serve the social enterprise. Dassault Systèmes and IDEX Solutions have been long time sponsors of the North American Eagle™

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Bernard Charlès CEO and Philippe Forestier EVP, Global Afairs and Community

The 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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LeMay – America’s Car Museum New Sponsor

“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. 

Mobile Apps Keep Improving!

We like to keep introducing new features for all of our mobile users, but sometimes it’s important to give it a new look as well.  We are excited to announce that NAE Mobile for iOS 2.2 is now available!  It has a brand new interface that looks absolutely incredible.  The update also includes support for the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.  We highly recommend that you upgrade to iOS 7 so that you can take full advantage of this update.  You can download the app by clicking on the App Store logo below.  

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 Eric Wittler With His Lenovo Laptop