In this update:  Wheels; Systems; Fuselage; Plans and ready for paint

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Team NAE members reporting in this Saturday work session: Ed Shadle, Von Armstrong, Les Holm, Steve Rima,  Andrew Kirk, Lars Pedersen, Jason Mitchell, Sean Rondestvedt, Keith Zanghi, Jon Higley, Omar Chramosta, John Drury, Larry Martinson.

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An early visitor this morning; Sean came by with an armful of Ethan, who gave Von a tentative high five and then took the tour with his dad.  He’s used to big red fire engines since his dad is a Seattle firefighter; big red jet cars, not so much. 

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 Von installed some recently repainted panels in preparation for next month’s appearance at SEMA in Las Vegas.

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 Andrew cleaned up about eight years of use on our front wheel dolly. We will paint it yellow to match the rest of our ground support equipment.

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 After installing the mid-wheels last week, including all 337 screws, we decided to take the assembly apart and measure the outer bearing surfaces. We were running about .0005 undersize, so new ones will be made this week and re-installed next week. Preventative maintenance never ends!

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Keith began taping off the Eagle livery.  In the next couple of weeks a brand new Eddie Harris design will be applied, making its debut at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

 F4 Phantom arrives at Colonel Joe Kittinger Park – Please Donate

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Big things are happening in Orlando Florida.  The 30 ton F-4 Phantom arrived and will be repainted and placed on permanent display at Colonel Joe Kittinger Park at Orlando Executive Airport.  You can help deter some of the costs in a private fundraising.  For more information please contact Carolyn Fennel or Rod Johnson in the Office of  Public Affairs at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055.  Click on the photo below and to watch the video.

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The LeMay Family Collection

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 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.

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 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.

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North American Eagle™ on Public Display at the Grand National Roadster Show!  Sponsored by AERIAL Machine and Tool.

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The Grand National Roadster Show trip was sponsored by AERIAL Machine and Tool

 Since 1926, AERIAL Machine and Tool has been a top supplier for the US Department of Defense, a distinction that continues today.  The company expanded as the nation prepared for World War II.  Sewing capabilities were added and the company began to specialize in life-safety equipment, parachute hardware and accessories, belts, harnesses, restraints and case goods.  These products remain an important part of AERIAL’s business even today.  They support every branch of the US Armed Services: Coast Guard, Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force.

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For 10 years AERIAL Machine and Tool has been supporting the efforts of the North American Eagle™.  We are proud to be associated with them!  Visit their website and see the amazing contribution they are making to our country!

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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