Photos show former Blackbird Maintainers cleaning the SR-71 on static display at Beale AFB

Blackbird Maintainers clean the SR-71 static display at Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

A new mission for former Blackbird personnel.

Taken on Jan. 26, 2016 the following interesting pictures feature former Blackbird Maintainers cleaning the SR-71 static display at Beale Air Force Base, California. The aircraft must be cleaned from the dirt caused by birds, weather, wind and dust; these are all contributing factors that lead to the Blackbird getting an occasional bath. Master Sgt. Floyd Jones (ret.), who worked on the SR-71 for nearly 20 years, periodically  spot clean the aircraft alongside ...

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