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NAE™ Project: Update

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S&S Turbine Service

April 10, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Another full day of testing and lessons learned.

Team members met at Sanderson Air Field in Shelton, Wa. to continue preparations for summer test runs.

Present were:  John Drury, Rich Pengelley, Ed Shadle, Von Armstrong, Keith Zanghi, Cam Shadle, Rob Martinson, Larry and Dustin Martinson, Chris Greene, Dave Selby and friend Chris Hughes, Bill Eckberg, Corey Dawson and any others who may have been missed here but appreciated.

Also on hand were members of the local media:  Dedrick Allen from KMAS AM 1030 from Olympic Broadcasting Inc.and Dean Siemon from Shelton-Mason County Journal.  Thanks guys for braving the brisk breezes and hanging with us and to join countless other of local and national media who are documenting our journey to a new landspeed record.

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Our special gratitude goes to John Dobson, Director of the Mason County Port of Shelton, Sanderson Field Aviation, and to Jay Hupp, and his fellow Port Commissioners and staff who allowed us entry and use of the tie down facilities of the field.

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We continue static testing of our magnificent former F-104 Starfighter jet plane, now without wings, grounded and modified, and with a newly installed afterburner section in the S&S Turbine Services, Ltd turbo jet engine that once thrust it through the skies at more than Mach two, twice the speed of sound. Keith and Cam set up our Ecliptic Enterprises RocketCam™ cameras in the cockpit to record instrumentation read outs. Rich operated the AVA M32-60B start cart from American Valley Aviation. Corey, Dave, Von, John and Chris Hughes (former Army helicopter mechanic) monitored the engine and perform fueling operations.

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The engine has more than enough power to run at a record setting pace on the ground.  What we are facing now is matching the new afterburner section to the fuel delivery requirements of the present engine...and inviting our engine start cart to step up and join in.  This will happen.  We will go back to Spanaway, do what is necessary, and keep on keeping on. We cannot make changes in the hangar without loading up, going out, and testing to see if they will work. Patience and persistence will prevail.   We will get there.

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Lessons learned at this test session:  New tie-down procedures for static engine testing, better fuel transference methods, mounting on board cameras for optimum instrument viewing, system analysis, and trailer unloading and loading safety.

On the Newsstands

If you own a Falcon Business Jet, then you have seen the North American Eagle in the latest issue of Falconer Magazine, Issue 36 / 2010. If you're not lucky enough to own a multi-million dollar business jet, the you can read The Quest To Be The Fastest Car On Earth written by Grant Kielczewski, Managing Editor on line. It features extraordinary photos of our July 2009 test session at The Black Rock Desert, and tells the story of tenacity and resourcefulness as our team challenges the 763 mph world land speed record.

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Intel Solid State Drive Videos

If  you haven't seen them yet now would be a good time to watch the videos we did with Intel promoting their indestructible Solid State Drives.

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For All you F-104 Scale Model Builders

Tony Landis from NASA Dryden sent us this information. Rocketeer Decal, a manufacturer of scale model decals now offer a decal sheet that includes turning your 1/72 F-104 model with the livery of 56-0763. Cool huh?

We know a lot of our fans are on facebook.  Now the North American Eagle™ is on facebook!   In fact many of our team members are also!  Tell your friends! It's fun!

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