Charles Tippett Chapin


 

Preferred Name: Chuck

Nickname/Call Sign: Chuck

Date of Birth: 02/24/1934

Highest Military Grade Held: (0-5) Lt. Colonel

Hometown: Wickenburg, Az 85390

Biography

Primary Pilot Training, Graham AB, Florida, (1957 – 1958) T34, T28

Basic Pilot Training, Webb AFB, Texas, (1958) T-33

Advanced Pilot Training, Williams AFB, Arizona, (1958 – 1959) T-33, F-86F

ATC Instructor Pilot, Vance AFB, Oklahoma, (1959 – 1961) T-33

ATC Instructor Pilot, Stan Eval, Moody AFB, Georgia, (1961 – !965) T-33, T-37, T-38

F-100 Transition Training, Luke AFB, Arizona, (1965) F- 100C, F-100D, F-100F,

77 TFS Pilot, Flight Commander RAF Wethersfield, England, (1965 – 1968), F-100D, F-100F

531 TFS Assistant Operations Officer, Bien Hoa AB South Vietnam, (1969) (Combat) F-100D, F-100F

F-100 Instructor Pilot, Academic Instructor, Luke ASFB, Arizona, (1970 – 1971)) F- 100D, F100F

354 TFS Assistant Operations Officer, Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona, (1971 – 1973) A7D

354 TFS Detachment Operations Officer, Korat RTAF Base, Thailand, (1973) (Combat) A7D

Chief Avionics Test, Tactical Air Warfare Center, Eglin AFB, Florida (1974 -1976) A7D, C-131

Current Operations Staff Officer, CINCPAC Headquarters, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii (1976 – 1979)

57 Fighter Weapons Wing, Director Tactics and Test, Nellis AFB, Nevada, (1979 – 1982) F-16

Air Force Retired (1982)

Test Engineer, Hamilton Standard Division United Aircraft Corp. Windsor Lockes, Connecticut (1957)

Test Design Engineer, Veda Corp. Veratech, Ball Systems, Nellis AFB, Nevada, (1982 – 1988)

Flight Test Engineer, Computer Sciences Corp, Edwards AFB, California, (1988 – 1989)

Flight Test Engineering/Operations Manager, Computer Sciences Corp. Edwards AFB, (1989 – 2000)

Units Assigned

  • 4515 CCTRS (1965)
  • 77TFS (1965-1968)
  • 531 TFS (1969)
  • 550 TTS (1970-1971)

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

Primary Pilot Training, Graham AB, Florida, (1957 – 1958) T34, T28

Basic Pilot Training, Webb AFB, Texas, (1958) T-33

Advanced Pilot Training, Williams AFB, Arizona, (1958 – 1959) T-33, F-86F

ATC Instructor Pilot, Vance AFB, Oklahoma, (1959 – 1961) T-33

ATC Instructor Pilot, Stan Eval, Moody AFB, Georgia, (1961 – !965) T-33, T-37, T-38

F-100 Transition Training, Luke AFB, Arizona, (1965) F- 100C, F-100D, F-100F,

77 TFS Pilot, Flight Commander RAF Wethersfield, England, (1965 – 1968), F-100D, F-100F

531 TFS Assistant Operations Officer, Bien Hoa AB South Vietnam, (1969) (Combat) F-100D, F-100F

F-100 Instructor Pilot, Academic Instructor, Luke ASFB, Arizona, (1970 – 1971)) F- 100D, F100F

354 TFS Assistant Operations Officer, Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona, (1971 – 1973) A7D

354 TFS Detachment Operations Officer, Korat RTAF Base, Thailand, (1973) (Combat) A7D

Chief Avionics Test, Tactical Air Warfare Center, Eglin AFB, Florida (1974 -1976) A7D, C-131

Current Operations Staff Officer, CINCPAC Headquarters, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii (1976 – 1979)

57 Fighter Weapons Wing, Director Tactics and Test, Nellis AFB, Nevada, (1979 – 1982) F-16

Air Force Retired (1982)

Test Engineer, Hamilton Standard Division United Aircraft Corp. Windsor Lockes, Connecticut (1957)

Test Design Engineer, Veda Corp. Veratech, Ball Systems, Nellis AFB, Nevada, (1982 – 1988)

Flight Test Engineer, Computer Sciences Corp, Edwards AFB, California, (1988 – 1989)

Flight Test Engineering/Operations Manager, Computer Sciences Corp. Edwards AFB, (1989 – 2000)

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 4515 CCTRS (1965)
  • 77TFS (1965-1968)
  • 531 TFS (1969)
  • 550 TTS (1970-1971)

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