Action-Packed Eight-Decades Odyssey,
Starting During World War II As A Naval Aviator,
And Forward To 9/11, and Beyond

Quick Synopsis:

Start of adult life as a Naval Aviator and Patrol Plane Commander:

During World War II, Rodney Stich was a Naval Aviator, an instructor in the PBY Catalina patrol planes, and the youngest Patrol Plane Commander in the Navy at that time, in Liberator and Privateer aircraft. At the age of 20, he received his Navy Wings, and also became an instructor in the Catalina aircraft at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station. At the age of 22, he was certified with the prestigious designation of a Patrol Plane Commander.

After the end of World War II, he became an international airline captain, flying primarily for Transocean Airlines, but also flying for other airlines during furloughs resulting from business fluctuations. Transocean Airlines started up Japan Airlines in 1950, furnishing Martin 202 aircraft and captains. He flew captain for Japan Airlines during busy summer months, sharing the cockpit with wartime former Japanese pilots, making for a  really unique operation. (Sampling of pictures he took.)

It was a unique airline, which the Saturday Evening Post described in three 1951 issues as "The Daring Young Men of Transocean Airlines." But far more exciting than the article stated. The types of flights and areas of the globe endless. Flying passengers to Hawaii one week, next; flying monkeys from India for the Salk polio vaccine program; flying Muslim pilgrims on the Hajj from throughout the Middle East to the holy cities of Mecca  and Medina; caught in a deadly CIA-engineered revolution in Iran in 1953; and much more, were all part of the routine activities.

During the decade of flying for the airline, he was subjected to repeated furloughs as the business cycle went through ups and downs. He was repeatedly hired by other airlines during these furloughs, which provided him with a much broader understanding of world safety practices. In 1961, his primary airline went bankrupt.

 Start of Six-Decade Odyssey Involving Corrupt Conduct
In Government and Enabled Series of Tragedies

Becoming Federal Airline Safety Inspector

After the bankruptcy of Transocean Airlines in 1960, Stich joined the federal government as an airline safety inspector, assigned to the Los Angeles offices. His prior experience in the U.S. Navy  and as an international airline captain made him one of  the most qualified airline safety inspectors in the federal government.

Life-and-Death Assignment

In the 1963, as a federal airline safety inspector, he was given an unprecedented life-and-death-assignment to halt the massive numbers of FAA-reported safety irregularities at that politically-powerful airline. Those safety irregularities resulted in a world-record series of horrific airline crashes at the politically powerful airlines.


Taking Unprecedented Actions to Halt the Corrupt Conduct Enabling Airline Horrors

In an attempt to halt the continuing corruption and tragedies, he came under attacks by the airline  corporation and worse attacks from FAA political management.

During those attacks, two additional fatal crashes occurred, one nonfatal, and several in-flight emergencies—all enabled by the serious safety irregularities that he discovered and was  blocked from correcting. In one crash, everyone perished; and in the other, at Salt Lake City, 43 passengers were cremated alive.


Despite warnings by other federal safety inspectors, he took unprecedented actions that had never before been done before, or since; he used the law in such a way that he acted similar to an independent prosecutor. The hearing officer was an aviation-illiterate attorney from the political FAA Administrator's office. Following several weeks of hearings, FAA inspector Rodney Stich filed his closing brief.


Despite the overwhelming evidence of serious safety violations at the airline and misconduct in the FAA, that hearing officer stated there were no safety problems. That cover-up enabled many more airline disasters to occur for many years.


Support by the head of the FAA Sky Marshal program, who urged Stich to prepare the report and co-signed it, to the FAA Administrator, reporting the corruption responsible for a series of airline disasters and deaths:

  • Report to FAA administrator detailing the specific acts of corruption relating to several aviation disasters, that was cosigned by the original director of the Sky Marshal program. The report in three sections: Part One; Part Two; Part Three.

  • Details in a cover letter to the FAA Administrator that accompanied the report signed by Stich and the head of the Sky Marshall program.

Other Actions Taken

  • Putting members of Congress on notice of these serious matters, from 1965 to present date, and other groups. Sampling of letters from members of Congress and others are shown here. The initial response from members of Congress was to terminate the Federal Aviation Agency and replace it with the Federal Aviation Administration. Same personnel and same culture; and those whose misconduct enabled crashes and deaths to occur, homicide crimes, were never punished,

  • Appearing before a federal grand jury in Denver, but presentation of evidence was blocked by Department of Justice personnel.

Resigning to Continue His Efforts As A Private Citizen

The cover-ups and attacks that blocked carrying out the official life-and-death assignment resulted in the continuation of the prior culture, and a continuation of the enabled airline crashes, that continued for many years before other factors offset the culture in the operations sector of the FAA. Preventable crashes continued for many years.


Publishing books and hundreds of radio/television appearances to circumvent blocks

Stich published a series of not-for-profit documentary books and appeared as guest and expert on hundreds of radio and television shows, starting in 1978. He also helped start up the San Francisco chapter of the Society of Air Safety Investigators. The intent of these actions was to circumvent government and media cover-ups and make the information available to the people, with the expectation that they would show outrage. Sympathy was expressed, but no outrage.


Becoming Focal Point for Many Other Professionals
Formerly in Covert and Law Enforcement Operations

The publicity from these actions resulted in a continuing series of professionals in former covert and law enforcement positions providing Stich with information on corrupt activities in other areas of domestic and overseas operations. He then took unprecedented actions seeking to expose and halt the harmful consequences. He became known as a corruption-fighter, exposing widespread misconduct in the U.S. government oligarchy.


Discovering Corruption and Resulting Tragedies Elsewhere

The corrupt conduct that this coalition discovered was inflicting or enabling great harm to individual Americans, harm to national security, and progressed to enabling a series of terrorist successes. The initial series of terrorist successes, including 9/11, and the continuing corrupt culture, then led to calamitous events in the Middle East.

Filing Federal Actions To Force Attention To the Corrupt Conduct in Government Positions

The total of the obstacles protecting the status quo required other unprecedented actions. Stich continued his unprecedented corruption-fighter actions by filing federal actions under authority of the federal crime reporting statute, Title 18 U.S.C. § 4, to report the federal crimes that he and his coalition of insider sources personally discovered.  That statute requires anyone knowing of a federal crime to report it to a federal judge or other federal officials; and that federal official must receive the information, or be guilty of obstruction of justice, and the consequences from the continuation of the corrupt practices they aided and abetted. This responsibility includes the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.


Federal judges blocked every filing, which enabled the harm from the corrupt actions to continue, eventually enabling calamitous consequences to occur. Sampling of court submissions:

  • Lawsuit against FAA.

  • Lawsuit against NTSB, to force that cover-up body to receive critical information on the enabling cause of a PSA airline disaster in San Diego, that was the world's worse at that time, taking the record from the United Airlines crash into New York City. Another world record aviation disaster in which Stich uncovered evidence being covered up. San Francisco Assistant U.S. Attorney George Stoll was supporting that filing until Washington ordered a cover-up.

Those listed above, and every other filing in the federal court, was illegally blocked, enabling the criminal activities in the highest positions of the federal government to continue—along with the consequences. Appeals (petition for writ of certiorari) to the U.S. Supreme Court were repeatedly denied or blocked, starting with the denial of the first lawsuit against the FAA.

Unprecedented Lawsuit Naming as Defendants,
U.S. Supreme Court Justices

As the corrupt conduct in the Department of Justice was enabling a series of terrorist successes, in addition to the other corrupt conduct and grave ham, the corruption-fighter sought to focus attention on those matters by suing the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The basis for naming them was the Justices knew of these matters and covered up for the other segments of the government oligarchy. The reason for filing the actions was a desperate attempt  to force attention to the corrupt conduct whose consequences had extended to enabling a series of al Qaeda successes.

Emergency Petition To Justice Byron White—
And the Awesome Significance of his Personal Response

Probably the shortest and most revealing letters that a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court ever wrote on official Supreme Court business occurred when U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White responded to a 60-page emergency petition submitted by corruption-fighting Rodney Stich. The 1991 petition described serious irregularities that the Justices had a duty to address. For instance:

  •  Criminal acts of key people in important government positions, especially in the U.S. Department of Justice, invoking the Justices' responsibilities to receive information under the federal crime reporting statute, Title 18 U.S.C. § 4.  That statute requires anyone knowing of a federal crime to report it to a federal judge or other federal officials; and that federal official must receive the information, or be guilty of obstruction of justice, and the consequences from the continuation of the corrupt practices they aided and abetted. This responsibility includes the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • The cover-up of criminal activities, and the complicity in massive civil rights violations as part of a criminal scheme to silence the corruption-fighter, by a hoard of district and appellant judges over whom the Supreme Court Justices had supervisory responsibilities.

  • Corrupt conduct by key people in government positions that were subverting national interest5s and national security.ion-enabling harm to people and national security

  • The prior harm, deaths, and catastrophic consequences resulting from such misconduct and continuing harm from that misconduct.

  • Massive civil-rights and criminal violations by DOJ personnel and federal judges, the reverse of what they were required by law and their oath of office to prevent—and perpetrated to prevent the victim from exposing high-level corruption.

  • The unlawful, unconstitutional, and criminal acts taken against the corruption fighting activist, inflicting great personal and financial harm upon him, through sham criminal contempt of court  (and six months prison) and other sham legal actions. These years of attacks involved covert FBI-CIA law firms and their attorneys, California judges, federal judges, and requiring a powerful force in the federal to coordinate and protect the perpetrators. That would be a powerful force inside the U.S. Department of Justice—the same group where decades of murders were routine and rewarded.

  • The relationship of the reported corruption and the series of resulting harmincluding numerous catastrophic consequences. (Similar filings were submitted to other Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court over a period of years.)

Unprecedented response and the awesome implications:

It is standard procedure for U.S. Supreme Court submissions to be responded to in standard responses sent by the clerk of the court. Instead, Justice Byron White sent the following personal letter:

Dear Mr. Stich,

As a single Justice, I can be of no help to
you. I am returning your petition.

            Sincerely yours,

            Byron White

During these efforts, personnel in control of the U.S. Department of Justice were:

  • Covering up, aiding and abetting, years of corrupt conduct in the U.S. government oligarchy,.

  • Criminally misusing their positions to inflict massive civil rights violations against the corruption-fighter, sham criminal contempt of court charges an imprisonment of him; and seizing his life assets.

  • Involved in murders for several decades, revealing a culture the exact opposite intended by law, with these crimes heavily documented in the Boston and New York City offices, and approved by high-level personnel in Washington, starting with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.

  • Misconduct relating to series of al Qaeda terrorist successes, such as in Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie..

  • Deep-sixing advance information on the planned al Qaeda attacks, becoming the direct and most criminal of all enablers of the worst and most horrific of any terrorist attack upon the United States in its entire history—with ripple effects that caused horrendous consequences throughout the Middle East and expanding to other areas of the world.

Last Attempt Using Crime-Reporting Statute

  • Stich submitted a lawsuit to the federal courts at Oakland as the terrorist attacks were continuing. The court illegally refused to file the lawsuit, which enabled the continued cover-up of the corrupt conduct in segments of the government oligarchy.

Continuing Corruption of DOJ Personnel During These Terrorist Attacks

  • Stich then went out of California and filed the lawsuit in the federal courts at Reno, Nevada. The judge did not immediately dismiss it, but blocked Stich's efforts to obtain discovery from the defendants. During this time period, the corrupt conduct in the oligarchy that enabled such disasters as the world-record United Airlines DC-8 into New York City on December 16, 1960, had worsened.

    • The FAA culture had not changed, and red flag warnings enabling anyone to hijack airliners still existed.

    • Department of Justice personnel were deep-sixing advance information on a series of planned al Qaeda attacks, including the hijacking of airliners and flying them into buildings.

    • Along with other enablers.

9/11 Airliner Hijackings: Enabled by All of the Above

During the time that the Reno lawsuit was languishing in court, the most horrific aviation disasters in world history occurred on September 11, 2001. The scandals in the government oligarchy that included the documented corrupt and criminal acts involving Department of Justice personnel, a hoard of federal district and appellate court judges, and the Supreme Court Justices, grew to where a massive disruption could alter the culture in government. The cover-ups of the past—and the resulting worsening of consequences—continued.

Filing in Federal Courts in the Nation's Capital

Stich then post-9/11 lawsuit filed in federal courts in the District of Columbia, reporting sampling of the corrupt conduct that enabled the easily preventable and forewarned al Qaeda successes. That filing was blocked, using as a pretense a 1990 order by federal judge Stanley Sporkin, who issued an illegal and unconstitutional order, permanently denying to Stich the universal right to federal court access.

Ironically, the head of a major covert CIA operation based in Honolulu (Bishop, Baldwin, Rewald, Dillingham, and Wong), had given to Stich two legal-size filing boxes of CIA documents, one of which was in an envelope listing the names and the code names for a half dozen people having secret bank accounts at that Honolulu operation, funded by the CIA. One name on it was Stanley Sporkin. The oligarchy rewards and protects each other.

Filing in Federal Courts in New York City

Stich then submitted the same post-9/11 lawsuit to the federal courts in New York. Again, despite the enormity of the charges to the events occurring on September 11, 2001, chief judge Michael Mukasey blocked it from being filed. After numerous failed attempts to force it's filing, the corruption-fight sent letters to each of the Supreme Court Justices, informing them of the latest obstruction of justice by federal judges over whom they had supervising responsibilities.

Judge Mukasey then filed the lawsuit, and within hours, illegally ordered it dismissed, violating more court procedures. Appeals were then made to the court of appeals, en banc, that required every appellate judge in that district to review the filing. Again, the obstruction of justice illegal blocking was approved.

Stich than appealed to the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, making them aware of the most deadly consequences in the nation's history of corrupt conduct in which they had been implicated since the 1970s as they supported the judicial cover-ups of the corruption conduct in the FAA, and much more thereafter.

9/11 Commission Cover-Ups—and the Enabled Calamities

Perils of Fighting Deadly Corruption In the U.S. Governments Oligarchy

The initial attacks upon FAA inspector Rodney Stich during his official life-and-death assignment directly involved power brokers in the government's aviation safety agency. Those attacks were later followed, starting in 1982.  

DOJ Personnel Orchestrating Sham and Bizarre Lawsuit
To Silence Corruption-Fighter

The most powerful people in government moved to silence the corruption-fighter in 1982.

The attack came in the form of a scheme engineered by Department of Justice personnel in the form of a bizarre lawsuit filed in the California courts by a CIA-front law firm in San Francisco: Friedman, Sloan and Ross. That scheme required the active complicity of:

To protect the scheme, the law firm and its lawyers, judges from the three top branches of the California judicial system had to reverse their legal duties and support the massive violations.

As Stich then exercised his right to halt the violations and great personal and financial harm by filing federal actions guaranteed under several federal statutes, including the civil rights act and the declaratory judgment act, federal judges then reversed their legal duties and aided and abetted the violations. They all became enablers in the subsequent harm enabled by the corrupt conduct that Stich and his sources sought to report and halt.

Prison for Exposing Corruption and Exercising Due Process Rights

  • DOJ personnel and federal judges misused their government power by charging Captain Stich with criminal contempt of court for having filed a federal action seeking to report and halt the corruption-conduct and consequences that were spreading to terrorist successes. These corrupt actions were being covered up by federal judges, who had become complicit years earlier!


    Stich was then subjected to a Kangaroo Court proceeding. He was charged, tried, judged, and sentenced, by the same  groups heavily involved in the corrupt conduct and resulting consequences, and had a vested interest in silence him. That sentence played an enabling role in the corrupt conduct that enabled the easily preventable and forewarned horrific events on September 11, 2001.


    Nearly 70, Stich was then transferred from one prison to another, in chains, under the most harsh conditions possible, including four weeks in solitary confinement. He was recovering from recent open-heart surgery at that time, with deadly consequences possible.  The intent appeared to either  bring about his death, or to traumatize him that he would forever remain silent.


    The attacks by Department of Justice personnel were the exact reverse of what they were entrusted by do by law:

    • Prevent the civil rights violations that they were perpetrating in record-setting numbers.

    • Prevent and prosecute the criminal acts that they were perpetrating.

    • Preventing the harm to national security and preventing terrorist attacks they were perpetrating and enabling.

    • That conduct met the definition of subverting the United States.


    • Supreme Court Justices were fully informed of these subversive actions in letters and legal filings. Members of Congress and America's media corporations were repeatedly informed. No concern whatsoever was shown for the national consequences.

Criminally Misusing Government Power To Covert Multimillionaire to State of Poverty

  • Insuring that Captain Stich would no longer have the assets that funded his expensive corruption-fighting activities, Department of Justice personnel and federal judges seized and liquidated his life assets, openly violating legal and constitutional protections. Judicial evidence showed a criminal conspiracy that included the Las Vegas attorney, Joshua Landish, that Stich paid to prevent what that attorney then did. Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court provided cover up protection. The power of the federal judges and  department of Justice personnel was further shown by their ability to control every attorney that Stich hired throughout the attacks that continued from 1982 to 1995. Another group in South Carolina and one group in Los Angeles then continued the attacks to seize the books describing these matters. Their actions further enabled the corruption-enabled al Qaeda attacks to worsen.

Two Decades of Endless Attacks To Silence Corruption-Fighter

Captain Stich was generating attention to the corruption via his hundreds of radio and TV appearances, his not-for-profit books, and his lawsuits under the federal crime reporting statute, Title 18 U.S.C. § 4. Those actions threatened Department of Justice officials and federal judges (and Supreme Court Justices). In 1982, Department of Justice personnel orchestrated a bizarre scheme that started with a sham lawsuit filed in the California courts by the San Francisco CIA-front law firm of Friedman, Sloan and Ross. That lawsuit was barred by dozens of California and federal statutes and controlling  decisional laws, landmark decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, constitutional protections, and shown to be a sham by legally established facts.

Department of Justice Personnel's Criminal History

To succeed, and to protect the perpetrators and the behind-the-scene actions of the Department of Justice personnel criminally misusing their government offices and power, the cooperation was needed by California Superior Court judges; California appellate court judges; and California Supreme Court Justices. (Highly regarded California Supreme Court Justice Stanley Mosk initially refused to cooperate in the scheme).

When the scheme didn't go as planned, it became necessary for others to cooperate, and protect the parties involved in the California proceedings. These included U.S. district judges; U.S. appellate judges; and the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Culture of People in Control of U.S. Government Oligarchy—and Over American Lives

  • Stich harm in a nutshell               


  •  Life assets seized to cover up for homicide and other crimes

  • DOJ personnel criminally misused their positions for decades, with awesome tragic consequences:

    • Covering up for the corrupt conduct in the various segments of the U.S. government oligarchy, starting with the FAA during the life-and-death assignment.

  • Federal district and appellate judges repeatedly corruptly misused their government positions to:

    • Block Stich's attempts to report and halt the ongoing corruption-enabled tragedies.

    • Issuing illegal and unconstitutional orders terminating his right to file any papers in any federal district or appellate court. Those orders:

      • Knowingly blocked him from reporting the ongoing criminal activities within the government oligarchy that were continuing to inflict great harm in many areas. These included a series of terrorist actions involving (a) the downing of Pan Am Flight 103; (b) the bombing of the World Trade Center; (c) the downing of TWA Flight 800.

      • Blocked him from seeking a court order to halt great and irreparable harm occurring in a sham lawsuit secretly controlled by DOJ personnel.

      • Charged him with criminal contempt of court for filing a federal action in the federal courts at Sacramento, as provided by the laws and constitution of the United States, that:

        • (a) Sought legal relief from massive civil rights violations occurring in the California courts during the sham lawsuit filed by the FBI-CIA-front law firm of Friedman, Sloan and Ross, that were inflicting great and irreparable personal and financial harm upon him.

        • (b) Sought to report the corrupt and deadly federal crimes that he had personally discovered in relation to a series of fatal and horrific airline disasters.

    • Unconstitutionally denied him a jury trial, which enabled the DOJ personnel and federal judges, acting together, to succeed in their scheme to silence the corruption-fighter.

    • Sentenced the near-70 senior citizen to six months in federal prison, carrying it out in the most harmful manner, transferring him from prison-to-prison in chains, and including four weeks in solitary confinement.

    • Criminally seizing his life assets (that funded his corruption-exposing activities) while he was in prison, with court records showing the corrupt, illegal, unconstitutional manner.

Misusing Powers of Positions to Use Groups as Proxies

Worsening the implications of the criminal misuse of power by DOJ personnel and federal judges acting in unison (conspiracy), they were capable of using other groups as proxies to carry out their schemes, which then brought the other groups in as enablers of the consequences arising from the underlying corruption, including the events of September 11, 2001, and what followed):

  • The San Francisco law firm of Friedman, Sloan and Ross, and their lawyers, acting as proxy to file the factually sham and legally-prohibitive law suit in the California courts at Fairfield, California in 1982.

  • The hoard of California judges in the three highest levels of the California courts that aided and abetted the massive violations of state and federal laws from 1982 to 1988 (and later). The only exception was California Supreme Court Justice Stanly Mosk.)

  • Every lawyer that Stich hired then sabotaged his legal defenses, with the most notable being Sacramento lawyer, Joel Pegg, and Las Vegas lawyer, Josh Landish. (Mysterious death of Pegg's legal assistance, Karen Fogel, who sought to help Stich)

During these attacks upon Captain Stich:

  • FBI-DOJ were involved in the murders of American citizens. FBI-DOJ personnel in the FBI-DOJ offices in Boston and New York City were involved in several decades of murders with brutal mobster James "Whitey" Bulger (Boston) and Mafia Capo Gregory Scarpa, Sr. (New York City).
  • In the prosecution following the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, DOJ personnel planted bogus evidence and blamed two innocent Libyans and Libya for the bombing, while protecting the actual guilty parties who were carrying out the bombing in retaliation for the U.S. shooting down an Iranian airliner, killing 290 people.

Addition law firms and attorneys attacked the corruption-fighter:

Decades of Commendations and Credibility—
In Addition to the Facts and Government Records

Personal response and Unprecedented and rich-in-significance apology by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White after receiving Stich's 60-page Emergency Petition reporting corruption in key government positions resulting in a prior series of catastrophic events—and the start of corruption-enabled terrorist successes, including 9/11.

Sampling of commendation letters from FAA personnel, Flying Tigers, and Douglas Aircraft, relating to aviation expertise.

Years of harm, deaths, and catastrophic events (aviation disasters and terrorist successes) prior to and after Stich's detail reports linking these events with corrupt conduct in non-elected government positions (and by  U.S. politicians). 

Support by the head of the FAA Sky Marshal program, who urged Stich to prepare the report and co-signed it, to the FAA Administrator, reporting the corruption responsible for a series of airline disasters and deaths:

  • Report to FAA administrator detailing the specific acts of corruption relating to several aviation disasters, that was cosigned by the original director of the Sky Marshal program. The report in three sections: Part One; Part Two; Part Three.

  • Details in a cover letter to the FAA Administrator that accompanied the report signed by Stich and the head of the Sky Marshall program.

Outstanding reports while acting as federal airline safety inspector.

Sampling of book reviews on the books written by Stich with his long list of government agents and other insiders contributing to the contents.

Outstanding comments from readers of his books and people aware of his activities.

Sampling of the large numbers of professionals in former key government and other positions that had confidence in Stich's credibility and provided important information to him.

Hundreds of repeated requests from radio and TV talk shows that resulted in Stich being asked to appear on hundreds of radio and TV talk shows throughout the United States, and some foreign countries, starting in 1978.

Wikipedia page on Rodney Stich: (Note, that page inserted by unknown groups, exposed the serious matters that Stich and his sources discovered. In July of 2015, WikiPedia deleted that information, helping to protect the serious and deadly corrupt conduct in the U.S. government oligarchy.)

Google search using the name, Rodney Stich, brings up thousands of links.

U.S. Navy prestigious position in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Successful real estate entrepreneur, after leaving the FAA, starting with a $500 investment, pyramiding it to $10 million when it was corruptly seized in the 1980s in a scheme showing evidence of control by personnel at the highest level of the U.S. Department of Justice (the value of which increased to about $20 million in 2007). Hard work and ingenuity enabled the real estate successes.

Large number of airline aircraft ratings, and the dozens of periodic competency checks starting during  World War II, continuing for many years as an airline captain, and while an FAA airline safety inspector. (DC-3; DC-4; Curtis C-46; Convair 240-340-440; Martin 202-404; Lockheed Constellation 749, 1049; Boeing 377 Stratocruiser; Convair 880; DC-8.)

Other links to his credibility.

Numerous initial responses from members of Congress until the consequences of their cover-ups became established. See also sampling of letters from members of Congress and others.

The enormous factual material in Stich's many books, numbering nearly two dozen non-fiction books on major subjects affecting people's lives, corruption in government, aviation disasters, and terrorism.

Decades of unusual experiences, starting in World War II.

Admissions by a federal district court judge at San Francisco and an appellate judge during oral hearings at San Francisco, admitting the seriousness of the charges made by Stich in a court filing.

"Mr. Stich, these are serious charges, but they are for Congress to investigate."

Stich responded: "Congress refuses to investigate. But I am not asking you to investigate. I'm here to report the federal crimes to a federal judge as specifically required by Title 18 U.S.C. § 4. In that way I make a record, and when a federal judge performs his or her duty and receives it, that judicial record would required Department of Justice personnel to investigate."

Written statement by famous aviation litigation lawyers that Stich's charges were serious.

Letter by Lee Kreindler, the head of a top aviation litigation firm, responded to Stich's request for help to expose and halt the corruption within the government's agency responsible for aviation safety:

Since we do share ... a common interest in aviation safety and in view of your qualifications in this area, I would like to extend an invitation to you to visit our offices and talk further with us in this area should you ever have occasion to be in New York.

Another famous aviation attorney, Stuart M. Speiser, wrote:

I certainly appreciate the gravity of the situation described in your letter.

In a subsequent letter, Speiser wrote:

We found from looking over the material that you sent to us that the matter is so serious and complicated it would be physically impossible for us to do justice to your positions.

Another attorney, in Denver, wrote:

I wish to warn you once again that you are biting off an awful big piece when you take on United Airlines and the people entrenched  in the FAA. As you point out, this thing is getting bigger and bigger all the time ... There are many ramifications that might arise.

[That attorney was referring to the evidence that Stich had that certain people at United Airlines had engaged in criminal acts and that these actions played major roles in several major aviation disasters, including the world's worst at that time. His reference to the matter getting bigger all the time and that many ramifications would arise was true. For instance, major aviation disasters, enabled by the corruption, became worse; and as Stich's exposure actions increased, a powerful source in the federal government (Department of Justice) put into play multiple parallel schemes to silence and harm former federal agent and whistleblower Rodney Stich.]

Assistant U.S. Attorney George Stoll in San Francisco, calling by phone on March 6, 1981, stated to Rodney Stich that he was asking Washington to support Stich's lawsuit against the National Transportation Safety Board. (Information in the book, History of Aviation Disasters: 1950 to 9/11.)  He was not aware that DOJ personnel had been part of the cover-ups while the deadly corruption was ongoing. A week later, Stoll filed legal papers to block Stich from providing the evidence to the court.

Famous Honolulu newspaper columnist, Eddie Sherman, stated in two emails,

January 5, 2013: "I found your websites describing your fights against corruption and cover-ups. Your courage is awesome, and your spirit is inspirational!"

February 13, 2013: "You sir, are an American hero! Public corruptions ought to be exposed and dealt with."

Eddie Sherman died on February 22, 2013.

Sampling of letters sent  to members of Congress, U.S. Department of Justice, and federal judges. Never did any ever dispute the allegations made by Captain Stich.

Sampling of letters from members of Congress and others, sent to Captain Stich by key people, such as Senator Robert Kennedy.

His Loyal and Constant Companion Through Very Difficult Times, When Others Scattered

Throughout a great part of the traumatic attacks upon Stich, he had one very loyal companion, his only loyal companion. He was also physical protection when several of Stich's sources of information were killed or found dead under mysterious circumstances. That companion was Midas, his German Shepherd.

No one can imagine the personal and financial harm that was inflicted continuously, day after day, for many years, upon Stich in an attempt to keep him from exposing the corruption he and his many other insiders sought to report and correct. His friends scattered, afraid to be associated with him. But he had one loyal companion throughout this period, who recognized his feelings, his stress, and his tears:










After over ten years of companionship, which provided considerable support to Stich during great personal and financial losses, Midas passed away on April 3, 1997. Unless one had that kind of relationship with a near-human-like four-legged creature, during such difficult times, that bond may be difficult to understand. At Midas' death, grief-stricken Stich wrote a short memorial for Midas:

Good bye, old pal, you've been my closest and most faithful companion for the past ten years, sticking with me through very difficult times. I will always remember my German Shepherd, Midas. Your loving friend, Rodney.

Joined Later in Life by Another Loyal Companion

Before Midas passed away, in 1994, Stich was joined by another loyal companion, Glenda, also a licensed pilot who received her pilot's license in Oklahoma at the age of 17 in 1951. For eight years they shared their love of flying by many flights throughout the Southwest, including their favorite flight over the length of the Grand Canyon. In February 2008, Glenda was diagnosed with Stage IV esophagus cancer. Glenda, with Stich as her caregiver, went through numerous near-death experiences as she fought the dreaded cancer and COPD conditions. For years, she beat the odds and survived. What a gal!

In January 2012, Glenda was subjected to the unpublicized corruption in America's medical system, and within a few weeks, she was subjected to medical misconduct that led to her premature death. Glenda died on February 1, 2012. She was subjected to irresponsible medical misconduct followed by an apparent opiate overdose. That experienced opened a window into corrupt conduct in America's medical industry. 

Stich published a book about the medical corruption that took Glenda's life and the suicide of Bruce, one of Glenda's sons: Medical Industry's Death Panels: Greek Tragedy of a Lady Named Glenda.

Stich's life was forever changed by Glenda, entering his life at a very  difficult time. They had a long, loving, and interesting life. Details about that great lady at

Sampling of Personal Experiences

  • Youngest Navy Catalina aircraft instructor in World War II.

  • Youngest Naval Aviator and Patrol Plane Commander (PPC) of four engine Privateers in World War II.

  • One of first pilots licensed by Japan, flying captain for Japan Airlines.

  • Stich, a former Naval Aviator in World War II, sharing the cockpit of Japan Airlines airliners with former Japanese navy pilots, shortly after the official end of the war.

  • As a pilot flying plane loads of Muslim pilgrims to Mecca and Medina on the hajj, caught in an Iranian revolution while residing in Abadan, Iran. His copilot was Chuck Sisto.

  • Shared the back seat of a car for 90 minutes with Dr. Edward Teller and his wife, Mitzie (while traveling from Alamo, CA to Fairfield and back, where Dr. Teller gave a speech).

  • Shared a dinner table of six with famed CIA agent Ted Shackley.

  • Caught in Iran the morning of the CIA-engineered revolution and overthrow of the democratically elected Mossadegh. Operation Ajax.

Patrol Plane Commander (PPC) Rodney Stich and Crew,
Navy Patrol Bombing Squadron 108, Tinian Island



PPC Rodney Stich, VPB 120, Whidbey Island


International Airline Captain

After the end of World War II, he flew for several international airlines (changes due to furloughs caused by economics), the main one being Transocean Airlines based at Oakland, California. The Saturday Evening Post published a series of three articles in 1952 addressing Transocean Airlines with the title, "The Daring Young Men of Transocean Airlines." The actual international experiences were far more exciting thereafter. Included in years of international flying were:

In 1951, after Transocean Airlines  started Japan Airlines and furnished the captains, Stich occasionally flew domestic flights out of Tokyo, with some of his copilots being former wartime Japanese Navy pilots (sitting side-by-side to a former wartime U.S. Navy pilot).


While flying Muslim pilgrims from throughout the Middle East to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, and while staying at a hotel in Abadan, Iran, a deadly revolution was started by the CIA to overthrow the democratically-elected government headed by Mossadegh. Stich and his copilot, Chuck Sisto, were offered a machine-gun escort from the hotel to their aircraft for a quick departure.

Various kinds of flights. One flight could be a passenger flight to Honolulu, the next passenger flight could be to Europe, or a flight to and from India flying 1600 monkeys for the Salk polio vaccine program.














 Captain Rodney Stich, Japan Airlines































Federal Airline Safety Inspector

In the early 1960s, as an FAA airline safety inspector, he was given the official and unprecedented life-and-death assignment to halt the corrupt safety practices at a politically powerful airline as it was experiencing a world-record number of airline disasters, one  of which was a jet that plunged into the heart of New York City on December 16, 1960. One chapter in the book he wrote, History of Aviation Disasters: 1950 to 9/11, describes that horrific event.

He wrote about 20 non-fiction books that are documentaries on particular areas of corruption in the U.S. government that he and his coalition of sources discovered.

FAA Inspector Rodney Stich, center


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