Santa Barbara resident Robert Regan, known as “the Auto Detailing Teacher,” has returned from a week spent as a member of the team detailing the historic Air Force One aircraft used as a “flying White House” by Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon, at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.
The aircraft preserved and serviced is the very first jet Air Force One SAM (Special Air Mission) 970. This historic aircraft is on display outside the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field in Seattle.
“This amazing piece of our nation’s history was due for a makeover after having endured Seattle’s famously wet weather,” Regan says. “This team of detailers from across the country was there to help. I was thrilled to help preserve a piece of history.”
“Robert was chosen to be a team member this year for this project because of his outstanding work, a strong work ethic and his background in education,” Doyle says. “He applies his skills as a teacher to detailing and he is a real professional. We look forward to working with him on projects in the future.”
For 11 years, VC-137B, a special Boeing 707 model, has been on display at the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field. Since 1996, when Air Force One was granted to the Museum of Flight, 2 million visitors have stepped back in history aboard the “flying White House.”
Julia McHugh is a public relations representative.