Thompson and North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger Team to Conduct Engine Test at Sanderson Field May 5
YOU ARE INVITED
DATE: Saturday, May 5, 2012
TIME: NOON - 3:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Sanderson Field Airport, Shelton Washington
ADDRESS: 21 W Sanderson Way, Shelton, WA 98584, Phone# 360-426-1151 (SW end of the main runway)
PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Driver Valerie Thompson, North American Eagle (NAE) project manager Ed Shadle, and the NAE Team will be available for interviews and photos. Presentation of the North American Eagle™ vehicle will be conducted along with engine tests with Thompson in the cockpit.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The North American Eagle™ (NAE) team, based in Spanaway, Washington, recently joined forces with 2-time motorcycle land-speed record holder and Tacoma native Valerie Thompson. Thompson is prepared to pilot the North American Eagle™ and pursue another prestigious record to become the “World’s Fastest Female” by eclipsing Kitty O'Neil's 1976 record of 512 mph.
Thompson is a Team Owner/Professional Land Speed Motorcycle driver who has competed in the All Harley Drag Racing Association and National Hot Rod Association drag racing series.
The NAE is a 50,000 horsepower converted F-104 Lockheed Starfighter jet, once flown by the famous test pilots of the 50's & 60's. The team’s primary goal is to return the land speed record title to North America by exceeding the 763 mph. top speed set by a U.K. team in 1997.
North American Eagle™ website: http://www.landspeed.com/
North American Eagle NEW Video: http://youtu.be/AgpV7zbvLxg
Valerie Thompson Background:
North American Eagle Jet Car