Detailing history: Two Big Island detailers chosen to help restore historic Air Force One

  • Robin Marquez of Signature Auto Detail in Kapaau is one of 55 detailers chosen to work on a jet that served as Air Force One, as well as other historic aircraft. Courtesy photos

  • Detailers from last year’s polish of the Boeing 707-120 that once served as Air Force One do what is known as “the dance,” buffing the underside of the historic aircraft’s wing.

  • Kelly Mankin of Ake Ake Professional Detailing in Kona is one of 55 detailers chosen to work on historic aircraft, including a jet that served as Air Force One. (Courtesy photos)

HILO — Two vehicle detailers from the Big Island will be at Seattle’s Museum of Flight for a week starting today. Their prestigious mission — detail several historic aircraft, including a Boeing 707-120 that served four presidents as Air Force One.