Charles M. Billman


 

Preferred Name: Chuck

Nickname/Call Sign: Chuck

Date of Birth: 12-26-1934

Highest Military Grade Held: Major, O4

Hometown: Dayton, OH

Biography

Was scheduled to go to Nellis for F-100 training after the F-86, but got caught in the TAC purge of 1958 and spent five years of purgatory in ATC. Did get to continue to fly various aircraft in civilian life including the G-21 Grumman Goose, Beech-99, Shorts330, DHC-6,and even about 100 hours in a Lear 35 although never got a type rated. Ended up as Pres/COO of the Eastern Airlines Commuter operation out of San Juan, Puerto Rico although we were headquartered in St. Croix, VI.

Units Assigned

  • 1956-7 Primary Flight Training, Bartow AB, FL T-34/T-28
  • 1957 Basic Flying Training, Webb AFB, TX T-33
  • 1958 Advanced Gunnery Training, Williams AFB, AZ F-86
  • 1958-9 Mission Pilot, 3631 SUPPRON, Tyndall AFB, FL T-33
  • 1959-60 Instructor Pilot, 3551 FTS, Moody AFB, GA T-33
  • 1960-4 Instructor Pilot, 3500 PTS, Reese AFB, TX T-33
  • 1964 Advanced Gunnery Training, Luke AFB, AZ F-100
  • 1965 Line Pilot, 308 TFS, Homestead AFB, FL F-100
  • 1966 Combat Pilot, 308 TFS, Bien Hoa, RVN F-100
  • 1967-70 Instructor Pilot, 4511 CCTS, Luke AFB, AZ F-100
  • 1970-74 Command Post weenie, Excutive Officer for Dir. Ops., 5AF, Fuchu AS, Japan T-39/T-33
  • 1974 Pilot Training, Hurlburt AFB, FL OV-10
  • 1975 Executive Officer for Dir. Ops., 314 AD, Osan AB, Korea T-33
  • 1976 Chief, Flight Operations, 15ABW, Hickam AFB, HI T-33

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • SOS, Maxwell AFB, AL 1962

Civilian Education

  • B.S. Aeronautics, Miami Univ., Oxford, OH 1956
Biography

Biography

Was scheduled to go to Nellis for F-100 training after the F-86, but got caught in the TAC purge of 1958 and spent five years of purgatory in ATC. Did get to continue to fly various aircraft in civilian life including the G-21 Grumman Goose, Beech-99, Shorts330, DHC-6,and even about 100 hours in a Lear 35 although never got a type rated. Ended up as Pres/COO of the Eastern Airlines Commuter operation out of San Juan, Puerto Rico although we were headquartered in St. Croix, VI.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1956-7 Primary Flight Training, Bartow AB, FL T-34/T-28
  • 1957 Basic Flying Training, Webb AFB, TX T-33
  • 1958 Advanced Gunnery Training, Williams AFB, AZ F-86
  • 1958-9 Mission Pilot, 3631 SUPPRON, Tyndall AFB, FL T-33
  • 1959-60 Instructor Pilot, 3551 FTS, Moody AFB, GA T-33
  • 1960-4 Instructor Pilot, 3500 PTS, Reese AFB, TX T-33
  • 1964 Advanced Gunnery Training, Luke AFB, AZ F-100
  • 1965 Line Pilot, 308 TFS, Homestead AFB, FL F-100
  • 1966 Combat Pilot, 308 TFS, Bien Hoa, RVN F-100
  • 1967-70 Instructor Pilot, 4511 CCTS, Luke AFB, AZ F-100
  • 1970-74 Command Post weenie, Excutive Officer for Dir. Ops., 5AF, Fuchu AS, Japan T-39/T-33
  • 1974 Pilot Training, Hurlburt AFB, FL OV-10
  • 1975 Executive Officer for Dir. Ops., 314 AD, Osan AB, Korea T-33
  • 1976 Chief, Flight Operations, 15ABW, Hickam AFB, HI T-33

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • SOS, Maxwell AFB, AL 1962

Civilian Education

  • B.S. Aeronautics, Miami Univ., Oxford, OH 1956