In this Update: Team NAE got a charge out of the Interstate Batteries video team
Today’s Featured Sponsors
Today’s team members on hand: Von Armstrong, Ed Shadle, Keith Zanghi, Les Holm, Jessi Combs, Don Mitchell, John Drury, Steve Wallace, Ken Broyles, Larry Martinson
|Some Firemen never lose their touch!||Jessi’s new wheels!|
What a great visit we had at our Parkland shop this week. This morning the Interstate Batteries crew came by for a two day video shoot production. Based in Dallas, Texas, they flew out to see for themselves just how crucial their batteries are to our North American Eagle’s goal of setting new world land speed records.
Team NAE got the chance to meet a nice bunch of folks while they were setting up camera and lighting equipment. They were here to meet some of the team members, ask questions, get answers, and capture it all on video camera interviews.
Jessi Combs made the trip up from Southern California to meet the IB team and to talk about how she came to be a team NAE member, and what driving our 56 foot long, 6+ton eagle has meant to her. She just loves throttling up to speeds she has never experienced before, over a long distance. . .and her favorite word is “afterburner.” She kicked that in and roared across the Alvord Desert during our last speed tests, reaching a speed of 442 mph on her last run.
Ed, Keith, and Steve Wallace were interviewed with in-depth insights into the background and progress of the project; and how the various components and systems all work together in our big, red jet car. Interstate batteries are used throughout….in the American Aviation start cart that powers up the jet engine, in the igniters that fire up the fuel to spin the turbines , in ground to air and on-board communications, and finally in the speed brake doors and parachute deployment cannisters that bring the beast to a stop.
|Von goes to makeup prior to his scene|
Our thanks go out to Interstate Batteries for their continued support and to their media crew:
Charlie Brim Producer/Manager-Advertising and Sponsorships
Rusty Hann Director/Videographer
Jim Millen Camera Assistant/Editor
Youseff Sleiman Writer/Grip
Kevin Marks Sales Manager/Seattle
Kate Dixon Independent Make Up Artist
|Larry Martinson with his daughter and Levi|
Artwork of Eddie Harris
|Harold and Nancy LeMay|
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The LeMay Family Collection
A new level of support from Lenovo is changing the landscape in our operations. In the very near future, the Landspeed.com website will be residing on servers on loan from Lenovo. A new ThinkServer will now be hosting all the content from the website, and provide storage for our engineering and intellectual property needs.
|Afterburner Docking Stations|
Lenovo is heavily embedded into our daily operations, with ThinkPads and ThinkStations providing support for website production, engineering consisting of mechanical and structural analysis and aerodynamic capabilities. Now we are pleased to announce the addition of new Lenovo ThinkServers to the North American Eagle™ team.
|ThinkPad, ThinkStation and now ThinkServer|
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 3.1 for iOS is now available! It has a 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. Download the app by clicking on the App Store logo below.
For all of our Android users, we have released an updated version of NAE Mobile, which now includes Android 4.4 KitKat Compatibility! You can download the update by going to the Google Play Store.
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