The Washington Times: Aviation pro to restore first Air Force One

In this March 7, 2016 photo, Karl Stoltzfus, Dynamic Aviation founder and chairman, poses for a photo with his restored DC-3, Miss Virginia, undergoing maintenance inside one of his company's hangars in Bridgewater, Va. Stoltzfus has purchased the plane known as "Air Force One," an aircraft that shuttled President Dwight Eisenhower around the globe, for a bit less than the $1.5 million asking price. (Daniel Lin/Daily News-Record via AP)

In this March 7, 2016 photo, Karl Stoltzfus, Dynamic Aviation founder and chairman, poses for a photo with his restored DC-3, Miss Virginia, undergoing maintenance inside one of his company's hangars in Bridgewater, Va. Stoltzfus has purchased the plane known as "Air Force One," an aircraft that shuttled President Dwight Eisenhower around the globe, for a bit less than the $1.5 million asking price. (Daniel Lin/Daily News-Record via AP)

BRIDGEWATER, Va. (AP) - It was a project so big, Karl Stoltzfus said, that he wasn’t thrilled about undertaking it.

But facing the prospect that the first plane known as “Air Force One” - an aircraft that shuttled President Dwight Eisenhower around the globe - could wind up on the scrap heap, it was a project he couldn’t resist...