Sergio Fierro started cleaning and restoring automobiles in Oxnard, Calif., about 10 years ago, something that would eventually lead to his participation in a project to help preserve aviation history.
The 41-year-old Oxnard man is one of a handful of people who were invited to Seattle this month to help restore numerous important aircraft, including the Boeing 707-120 that served as the flying Oval Office for several U.S. presidents, starting with Dwight Eisenhower.
The restoration project comes as Boeing celebrates its 100 anniversary this summer. The restored planes are on display at the Seattle Museum of Flight’s new Airpark Pavilion that opened as part of the anniversary celebration.
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Photo by The Museum of Flight