For more than 15 years, Renny Doyle and his growing team of elite detailers from around the world have been restoring, maintaining, and preserving the first presidential jet Air Force One known as SAM (Special Air Missions) 970. The plane, which is part of the collection at the Seattle Museum of Flight served Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. It also entertained many international VIPs such as Nikita Khrushchev and Henry Kissinger.
In 2002, Renny received a call from a Bush administration official asking him to bring a team to Seattle’s Museum of flight to clean and restore the deteriorating paint and aluminum finish on the historical jet. In 2003, Renny and a small staff started the restoration project.
After a few years, Renny opened up the project to a team of experienced detailers who had been through his training. This highly specialized and selective team of detailers returns every year as caretakers of Air Force One. Over the years, the project has grown to include dozens of other iconic aircraft including the Concord and a WWII B-29 Superfortress known as “T-Square 54”