FishHawk resident Dan Jansen of Magic Touch Auto Salon recently flew to Seattle to help detail Air Force One.

Dan Jansen of Magic Touch Auto Salon joins a handpicked team of thirty detailers who will travel to Seattle the week of July 25 – August 1 to restore two historic paragons in U.S. aviation history. The first presidential jet plane (Air Force One) known as SAM (Special Air Missions) 970 was a flying Oval Office for four U.S. Presidents including Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. The Boeing 707-120 also entertained many international VIPs such as Nikita Khrushchev and Henry Kissinger. The team will also refurbish a rare WWII B29 Bomber known as T-Square 54, both of which are on exhibit in Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Renny Doyle, owner of Attention to Details, a master-level detailing training facility located in Big Bear Lake, California, organized the pro bono event, selecting the best thirty detailers out of over two hundred fifty of his graduates worldwide. Doyle, a FishHawk resident who specializes in detailing high-end automobiles and private/corporate jets, restored the deteriorating exterior of Air Force One in 2003. “It made my career due to the level of workmanship I delivered,” Doyle says. “I wanted to offer that opportunity to the many small business owners we train, with hopes they receive the same level of success and recognition for excellence I did. The detailing industry is often thought of as very blue collar, but those chosen for this project are the best of the best in terms of workmanship and professionalism.”

This is not the first time Dan Jansen of Magic Touch Auto Salon has been invited to join the Air Force One team, but it is the first time he has been able to attend. After trading in a desk job for his true calling detailing fine automobiles, Jansen opened his shop in 2004, taking his passion to a professional level after attending formal training in the art of detailing at Attention to Details. “If you are going to learn from the best, go with the company in charge of detailing Air Force One!,” he laughs, “We now attend annual continuing education and seminars to stay abreast of the constantly changing technology of waxes, paint sealants, polishing methods and ‘green’ detailing.”

Jansen has had a passion for cleaning and detailing for as long as he can remember. “At 7 years old, while the other neighborhood kids were playing Atari on a Saturday morning, you could find me in the driveway with a garden hose and a bucket of suds cleaning my Dad’s cars!”

For more information about Jansen’s participation in the Air Force One project, contact him at 857-7033 or visit his website at “I am excited about being a part of an elite detailing team who will literally, polish history!”

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Kate Quesada
Assignment Editor Kate Quesada started working at the Osprey Observer in 2004 after graduating from the University of South Florida with a masters degree in Mass Communications. Since then, she has held various positions at the paper and has been working as the assignment editor since January 2020. She lives in Lithia with her husband Mike and sons Dylan and Max and stays active in the community on school PTA boards and volunteering with local organizations.