Shane Mayfield of Redmond’s Perfection Plus Auto Detailing was chosen as a team leader for a group detailing a historic former Air Force One plane at Seattle’s Museum of Flight, according to a Perfection Plus news release.
This is Mayfield’s second time being selected for the team, which had 55 detailers work on Air Force one and 17 other historic planes from July 7-14 at the museum’s new Airpark Pavilion.
“I am just as excited this year about being chosen for the team as I was last year, but I think I bring more to the table this year than last,” Mayfield said in the statement. “It is an honor to be steward and caretakers for all these iconic aircraft — especially Air Force One. I am honored to have been chosen again and it makes the Fourth of July holiday special this year.”
The Air Force One on display in Seattle was delivered in 1959 and was replaced by a newer plane in 1962, according to the museum’s website. It continued to carry vice presidents and other VIPs until 1996.
The plane, a Boeing 707-120, requires an annual cleaning because it sits in the open-air pavilion, where cold and damp weather leads to its exterior becoming cloudy.