Originally posted on: 15 January 1997
Last updated on:16 January 1997


1SRS:  1st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, California

9RW:  9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base, California

95RS:  95th Reconnaissance Squadron, Alconbury Air Base, United Kingdom

AB:   After Burner

ACP:  Aft Cockpit

ADS:  Accessory Drive System

AF:  Air Force

AGE:  Aerospace Ground Equipment

ANS:  Astro Navigation System

APG:  Another name for the Crew Chief's career field

BAFB:  Beale Air Force Base, California

BPO:  Basic Post-flight

CAP:  Civil Air Patrol

CG:  Center of Gravity

CMSgt:  Chief Master Sergeant

CSD:  Constant Speed Drive

DAFCS:  Digital Automated Flight Control System

DEF:  Defensive Systems

Det:  Detachment

Det 1:  SR-71 Detachment One, Kadena Air Base, Japan

Det 2:  SR-71 Detachment Two, Edwards Air Force Base, California

Det 4:  SR-71 Detachment Four, Mildenhal Air Base, United Kingdom

DMRS:  Digital Mission Recording System

DPRT:  Differential Pressure Transducer

EAFB:  Edwards Air Force Base, California

EGT:  Exhaust Gas Temperature

EOR:  End Of Runway

ET:  Extended Thru Flight Inspection

FCP:  Forward Cockpit

GPS:   Global Positioning System

HPO:  Hourly Postflight Inspection

IFF:  Information Friend or Foe

IFR:  In Flight Refueling

INS:  Inertial Navigation System

JOAP:  Joint Oil Analysis Program

LN2:  Liquid Nitrogen

LOX:  Liquid Oxygen

Lt:  Left

Lt. Col.:  Lieutenant Colonel

MIL:  Military (engine power setting)

MLG:  Main Landing Gear

NCO:  Non Commisioned Officer

NLG:  Nose Landing Gear

OBC:  Optical Bar Camera

PDM:  Periodic Depot-level Maintenance

PR:  Pre-Flight

PSD:  Physiological Support Division

PTA:  Pressure Transducer Assembly

PVD:  Periphial Vission Display

QA:  Quality Assurance

QAP:  Quality Assurance Program

RAF:  Royal Air Force, United Kingdom

RHSO:  Right Hand Shut Off (tank 1)

RIP:  Rest In Peace

RPM:  Revolutions Per Minute

RSO:  Reconnaissance Systems Officer

Rt:  Right

SAC:  Strategic Air Command

SLR:  Side Looking Radar

SPR:  Single Point Refueling

SSgt:  Staff Sergeant

TDY:  Temporary Duty

TEB:  Triethylborane

TEOC:  Technical Objective Camera

TSgt:  Technical Sergeant

Introduction     Acronyms & Abbreviations     SR-71 Maintenance     A Typical SR-71 Maintenance Process

SR-71 Deactivation     The U-2 World     War Stories     SR-71 vs U-2     Conclusion     My Biography

©: Christopher W. Bennett

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