øPosted on: 15 January 1997
Last updated on: 15 January 1997


I guess you can tell by this article which aircraft I prefer. When they were seeking volunteers to assist in the SR-71 Reactivation efforts, it wasn't hard for me at all to leave the U-2 program. Both have served it's country well, and at least one is continuing to do so. The SR-71 will always hold a very special place in my heart, and I hope some day it will again enhance our national defense. But for know, I'll sleep good at night knowing the U-2 is up there.

I hope I was able to lend you some insight as to what it was really like through the eyes of a maintenance guy. We don't receive much glory, and we're often taken for granted. Very few people get the chance to experience what I have, and these memories will last me a lifetime. I have grown up in the Air Force, and wouldn't trade that for anything in the world. No regrets!

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

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