Charles Tippett Chapin


 

Preferred Name: Chuck

Nickname/Call Sign: Chuck

Date of Birth: February 24, 1934

Highest Military Grade Held: Lieutenant Colonel, O5

Hometown: Wickenburg, AZ

Biography

After Retiring from the USAF in 1983, Chuck worked as a Test Design Engineer for Veda Corp. Veratech, Ball Systems, at Nellis AFB, Nevada until 1988.  From 1988-1989 he was a Flight Test Engineer at Computer Sciences Corp located at Edwards AFB, California, (1988 – 1989) and from 1989-2000 as the Flight Test Engineering/Operations Manager.

Units Assigned

  • 1957-1958 Primary Pilot Training, Graham AB, FL (T-34, T-28)
  • 1958 Basic Pilot Training, Webb AFB, TX (T-33)
  • 1958-1959 Advanced Pilot Training, Williams AFB, AZ (T-33, F-86F)
  • 1959-1961 ATC Instructor Pilot, Vance AFB, OK (T-33)
  • 1961-1965 ATC Instructor Pilot, Stan Eval, Moody AFB, GA (T-33, T-37, T-38)
  • 1965 F-100 Transition Training, Luke AFB, AZ, (F- 100C/D/F)
  • 1965-1968 77th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Flight Commander RAF Wethersfield, England, (F-100D/F)
  • 1969 531st Tactical Fighter Squadron, Assistant Operations Officer, Bien Hoa AB South Vietnam, (F-100D/F)
  • 1970-1971 F-100 Instructor Pilot, Academic Instructor, Luke ASFB, AZ (F- 100D/F)
  • 1971-1973 354th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Assistant Operations Officer, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ (A-7D)
  • 1973 354th  Tactical Fighter Squadron, Detachment Operations Officer, Korat RTAF Base, Thailand (A-7D)
  • 1974-1976 Chief Avionics Test, Tactical Air Warfare Center, Eglin AFB, FL (A-7D, C-131)
  • 1976-1979 Operations Staff Officer, CINCPAC Headquarters, Camp H.M. Smith, HI
  • 1979-1982 57th Fighter Weapons Wing, Director Tactics and Test, Nellis AFB, NV (F-16)
  • 1983 Retired USAF

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Squadron Officers School
  • Industrial College of the Armed Forces

Civilian Education

  • BS Mgt Enguneering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • MS Personnel Management, Troy State University
Biography

Biography

After Retiring from the USAF in 1983, Chuck worked as a Test Design Engineer for Veda Corp. Veratech, Ball Systems, at Nellis AFB, Nevada until 1988.  From 1988-1989 he was a Flight Test Engineer at Computer Sciences Corp located at Edwards AFB, California, (1988 – 1989) and from 1989-2000 as the Flight Test Engineering/Operations Manager.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1957-1958 Primary Pilot Training, Graham AB, FL (T-34, T-28)
  • 1958 Basic Pilot Training, Webb AFB, TX (T-33)
  • 1958-1959 Advanced Pilot Training, Williams AFB, AZ (T-33, F-86F)
  • 1959-1961 ATC Instructor Pilot, Vance AFB, OK (T-33)
  • 1961-1965 ATC Instructor Pilot, Stan Eval, Moody AFB, GA (T-33, T-37, T-38)
  • 1965 F-100 Transition Training, Luke AFB, AZ, (F- 100C/D/F)
  • 1965-1968 77th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Flight Commander RAF Wethersfield, England, (F-100D/F)
  • 1969 531st Tactical Fighter Squadron, Assistant Operations Officer, Bien Hoa AB South Vietnam, (F-100D/F)
  • 1970-1971 F-100 Instructor Pilot, Academic Instructor, Luke ASFB, AZ (F- 100D/F)
  • 1971-1973 354th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Assistant Operations Officer, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ (A-7D)
  • 1973 354th  Tactical Fighter Squadron, Detachment Operations Officer, Korat RTAF Base, Thailand (A-7D)
  • 1974-1976 Chief Avionics Test, Tactical Air Warfare Center, Eglin AFB, FL (A-7D, C-131)
  • 1976-1979 Operations Staff Officer, CINCPAC Headquarters, Camp H.M. Smith, HI
  • 1979-1982 57th Fighter Weapons Wing, Director Tactics and Test, Nellis AFB, NV (F-16)
  • 1983 Retired USAF

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Squadron Officers School
  • Industrial College of the Armed Forces

Civilian Education

  • BS Mgt Enguneering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • MS Personnel Management, Troy State University
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