Local man takes part in aircraft detailing history

Randy Ragsac of All For the Shine Detailing returns from a two-week long Boeing Centennial mega aircraft detailing event, perhaps the largest organized detailing event on record

Randy Ragsac of Hollister, a member of the All For the Shine Detailing team, returned from a two-week Boeing Centennial mega aircraft detailing event, perhaps the largest organized detailing event on record, according to an announcement from event organizers. As a member of the 60-man 2016 Air Force One & Museum of Flight Detail Team, Ragsac helped clean and preserve 17 historic airplanes at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.
They included three WWII military aircraft — the B-47 Stratojet, a B-17 Flying Fortress, and the B-29 (T-Square) Superfortress bomber, according to the group.
In addition to being part of what is likely the largest and most prestigious aircraft detailing project in history, team members were presented with a commemorative mission patch by Marlene Houtchens, widow of WWII B-29 pilot Lowell Houtchens, who was stationed on the island of Tinian with Enola Gay pilot Paul Tibbetts, when he dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the announcement read.
According to the statement, Ragsac also worked on several of Boeing’s firsts: the first 727, the first 737, and first 747; as well as a rare DC2, an F14 Tomcat, the A-6 Intruder, the Concorde Alpha Golf, the 787 Dreamliner, and the original Air Force One presidential jet, which has been under the team’s care for over a decade.

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