Mountain Pointe Grad Helps Restore Original Air Force One
Mountain Pointe graduate Kyle Franco was one of just 20 detailers selected from across the country to perform an incredibly cool job: restore the original Air Force One plane.
According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Franko has been restoring and detailing cars for years, and he was selected last year to restore a World War II B-24J Liberator. His work there led him to the right people to become part of the Air Force One detailing team.
“My role was to be a paint correction specialist,” he told AFN. “It was my first year so I did a lot of cleaning and prep work, but as I showed what I’m able to do I did a lot of paint work. I also did some aluminum and probably spent 14 hours in an inlet in the engine.”
The plane was the first plane specifically built to transport President John F. Kennedy.
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