Project Updates gives you a look into the day-to-day workings of the project.

Sept. 10, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

In this week’s update: Team Members turn out in droves;  Air sensors are laid out; New magnetic brake rotor design is finished; Spanaway’s first red hat club convenes.

This day marked a good turnout of team members and guests at our Spanaway, WA. hangar, home base of the North American Eagle™.  Our 56 foot long former jet plane is being readied for mid speed runs next month as we continue down the long challenging road to set a new world landspeed record of 800 mph.

Sept. 5, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

In this week’s update: Labor day team meeting; Endevco Meggitt sensor wires are routed: New website on the way: Mid-wheel doors ready to accept fairings.

With the one week of summer upon the Pacific Northwest, families across the Puget Sound area scrambled to put together their annual family reunions. Ed Shadle, along with cousins and NAE™ Team members Rob and Larry Martinson headed to Eastern Washington for their annual Shadle / Martinson Family reunion on the old reservation.

August 27, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

In this week’s update: Endevco Meggitt sensor wires are routed: Landspeed.biz is on our new servers: Mid-wheel doors ready to accept fairings.

August 20, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

In this week’s update: Ed Shadle’s report from Speedweek: Modumetal grows metal: IMS Software  in action: New Sponsor – Endevco:  Car reassembled in preparation for laser measurements.

Ed Shadle in  the 200 mph Club!

One of Ed’s favorite words he likes to use when talking about the North American Eagle™ Team is tenacity.  This past week Ed’s 22 year quest and tenacity at the Bonneville Salt Flats, finally paid off as he was officially inducted into the prestigious 200 mph club!  He now joins the ranks of fellow NAE™ team members Steve Green, Dave Green, Calvin Dirks and Leslie Porterfield into the red hat club!  Read Ed’s account of the eight long days at the 2011 Speedweek.  Photos courtesy of Rachel Shadle’s Facebook Page.

August 13, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

In this week’s update: Advance team travels South: Work progresses for upcoming fall test session: Shadle drives Green’s Lakester at this year’s Speedweek.

August 11, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Team North American Eagle™ is happy to announce a brand new sponsor,  IMS Software of Haverhill, Massachusetts.   Founded in 1990, Intelligent Manufacturing Software is a leading provider of manufacturing software products, and a specialist in providing advanced postprocessing solutions.

NAE™ Designer Don Mitchell will use IMS Software to convert engineering drawings designed usingDassault Systems CATIA V5 Software and send it to numerical control milling center to machine details.

August 5, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

In this Update: Ping Fu CEO of Geomagic visits the Eagle: Photo day as family and friends try to take over the driver’s seat.

It was a shortened but enjoyable day today as Team NAE™ met at our Shady Acres hangar. Several team members and some family members were on hand to greet two very supportive ladies and a key sponsor of our quest to set a new world land speed record of 800mph with the 56 foot long North American Eagle™.  Present were John Winchester, Chris Greene, Brandyn Bayes, Von Armstrong, Ed Shadle, Keith Zanghi, Steve Wallace, Jon Higley, and Don Mitchell.

July 30, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

In this update: 5Ss at the Spanaway Hanger: Ed away on the reservation and preparations  for upcoming test session.

With the one week of summer upon the Pacific Northwest, families across the Puget Sound area scrambled to put together their annual family reunions. Ed Shadle, along with cousins and NAE™ Team members Rob and Larry Martinson headed to Eastern Washington for their annual Shadle / Martinson Family reunion on the old reservation.

July 16, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

In this update: Cub Scouts visit the Eagle; Accelerometers tested; Website refinements; and trailer prepared for test session.

Cub Scouts Visit

Every year the Eagle Hanger is visited by Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Civil Air Patrol Cadets. Today the future leaders of America came by to get an exclusive tour of the North American Eagle™ by driver Ed Shadle.  Cub Scout Pack 308, Den  3 Webelos Scouts Ben, Russell, Max and Jason are all in the 4th grade and attend Browns Point Elementary School.