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What does SO stand for?

SO stands for Spatial Orientation

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Orientation & Disorientation [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Spatial orientation is the correct perception of one's location and orientation within an environment: perception of the ground, the horizon, which way is up and which way is down; as well as position relative to man-made or natural landmarks/obstacles and acceleration and motion in that space.
Although these new findings may be unique to Egyptian fruit bats because of their rapid tongue movements, Ulanovsky explains that their results "suggest that active sensing of space by animals can be much more sophisticated than previously thought -- and they call for a re-examination of current theories of spatial orientation and perception.
Instruments available for spatial orientation by 1932 included the inclinometer, turn indicator, climb indicator, air speed indicator, spinning top, Sperry Artificial Horizon, Sperry Directional Gyro, the pitch-azimuth indicator, the flight integrator (described below), and the Air-I-Zon (an early version of angle-of-attack).