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

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.

July 9, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

In this update: Ed travels to Vancouver to present at the ASEE: Preparation of trailers for upcoming test session: New  website debut: New team member: Lenovo ThinkStations hum with calculations and a gaggle of 14 year old girls invade the NAE™ hangar!

It was another beautiful day at Team North American Eagle™ headquarters as Chris Greene, John Winchester, Omar Chramosta, Jon Higley, Mathew Anderson, Tom Tiede, Brandyn Bayes, Keith Zanghi, Ed Shadle and newest team member Tod Cole met once again to move towards our goal of breaking the 763 mph world land speed record.  Also stopping by was Brandyn’s father Doug and his brother Andrew who turn 12 today.  Happy Birthday Andrew!

June 25, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

It was a beautiful day in Spanaway as team members Chris Greene, Rhiley Sparks, Rich Pengelley, Omar Chramosta, John Winchester, Sam Yellowbird, Alex Shadle, Keith Zanghi and Ed Shadle once again met to work on the North American Eagle™.  Joining the seasoned veterans today were two new members, Susan West and Brandyn Bayes.

June 18, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Present for this day’s work party:  Von Armstrong, Ed Shadle, Rich Pengelley, Chris Greene, Austin Waage, Keith Zanghi, Omar Chramosta, John Drury.

Keith measures
Brake rotors
Ed & Keith talk w/ Tom

June 11, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Today’s work party was fewer in numbers but ready to rumble as we met to accomplish more tasks on the way to our upcoming test sessions later this year. Present or accounted for:  Sean Rondestvedt, Steve Wallace, Von Armstrong, Ed Shadle, Keith Zanghi, John Winchester, Omar Chramosta and Jon Higley.

As a result of last Saturday’s parachute deployment tests, a new configuration was addressed and the two parachute canisters were modified with a new and stronger mounting bracket.

June 10, 2011

Fastest Woman in the World on a Motorcycle teams with North American Eagle
Racing to set new world record
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Leslie Porterfield, the Guinness Book of World Records and multiple land speed record holder just announced that she will pilot the North American Eagle™ for a new record this fall. This will be in addition to her motorcycle land speed racing

June 4, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

A big turn-out today as Team NAE put our big red North American Eagle™ through its paces, conducting a number of systems and equipment tests that proved to be very successful.  The team: Ed Shadle, Cam Shadle, Sean Rondestvedt, Keith Zanghi, Von Armstrong, John Winchester, Jon Higley, Bernard McVay, Steve Wallace, Libby Wallace, Chris Greene, Intern Laura Sawicki, Russ Garlow, Rex Walter, Ron Doll, John Drury, Rich Pengelley, Omar Chramosta.