In this update: Cleaning up; Dusting off; Reviewing and Planning

 Today’s Featured Sponsors

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Spirits were high today as Team NAE met to put things back in order after record setting test sessions:  Von Armstrong, Ed Shadle, Les Holm, Andrew Kirk, Keith Zanghi, Steve Wallace, Chris Greene, Omar Chramosta, and Steve Green.

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Team NAE is always happy when Russ Zanghi, Keith’s dad, drops by to see if his son is behaving himself.  What can we tell him?  “He’s your son. . .we’re stuck with him.”

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So much Alford lakebed came home with us. . . in so many nooks and crannies. . .everywhere.  Ed went back to his place to get Steve Green’s trailer out of storage and back to the hangar. It was unloaded for the most part , except for a few pounds of dirt that needed to be shoveled out.   Andrew chose to use a broom .  Crew Chief Les Holm greets Steve as he appears to retrieve his trailer.  Les is the kisser, Steve is the duckee.  In the long run, Steve loaded his commuter car up the ramps and into the trailer and headed North to Canada.

Andrew Kirk washes away the dirt





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Much of the equipment and jet car components that was used during the run tests had to be laid out and pressure washed. 



Planning ahead, Ed and Les and Keith and Steve W.  are  setting schedules for further modifications to the car after review of the data acquired from our mid speed runs.  Steve Green and the team reviewed some changes that will be made to the rear axle wheel and braking components to slim down the profile as our future runs will face greater aerodynamic forces.  The running axle was installed so that upcoming digital scanning will revisit modifications made to compensate for high speed runs. 


Team NAE is sending out a big thank you to all of our sponsors, friends, and followers who have been so faithful and supportive.  It has been a long road traveled, but we have an eye on the finish line.  Our recent speed runs are what we expected.  Sonic booms are yet to come.


Ed Shadle to Speak at Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Customer FORUM 

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Click on the graphic above and read more about this exciting conference!

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