Background on Rodney Stich Rodney Stich is a former: Navy Patrol plane Commander (PPC) during World War II. An international airline captain for many years. A key federal airline safety inspector-investigator during a time when airline disasters were occurring seemingly every few months. A private investigator and author of over a dozen non-fiction books on matters on major nation issues Guest and expert on over 3,000 radio and TV shows since 1978. Confidant to dozens of other former government agents, former drug smugglers carrying out CIA-assigned tasks and former Mafia figures. A literal Don Quixote fighting massive corruption in the federal government, with issues related to several major national disasters. After being given the assignment to correct the conditions resulting in the nations worst series of airline disasters, and discovering the deadly politics of aviation safety, he became an activist, which transformed his entire life, the consequences of which will go with him to his grave. His unusual background caused and enabled him to write over a dozen non-fiction books addressing the octopus-like corruption in the United States and the effects of this culture upon the lives of millions of people and upon the security of the United States. Much of the contents in these books is based upon his unusual background and that of his coalition of dozens of other former government agents and insiders. 60 Years of Sophisticated Aviation Experience The author and activist against corruption in government, Rodney Stich, has an unusual background for exposing corruption in the various government entities that adversely affects the security of the United States and the lives of the men, women and children in America. this information and documentation is of immense value to any group concerned about the spreading cancerous corruption by people in key government positions, including the courts. Navy Patrol Plane Commander (PPC) during World War II. International airline captain for many years. Key airline safety inspector-investigator given the assignment to correct the conditions that at that time were responsible for the worst series of airline disasters in the nation's history. Author of over a dozen documentary books on corruption in government. Guest and expert appearances on over 3,000 radio and TV shows since 1978. Successful real estate investor, pyramiding a $500 investment into $10 million in real estate values (now valued at over $18 million). And a "foolish" activist role in attempting to expose vast areas of tragic and sometimes deadly corruption of key people in government. Naval Aviator Patrol Plane Commander At the age of 17, he joined the U.S. Navy in December 1940 (a year prior to the Japanese attack upon Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941). He was trained and then served as a radioman on PBY seaplanes until the end of 1942. His PBY squadrons were VP-71 and VP-54, and patrolled out of Hawaii and Wake Island. In early 1943, he was selected for Navy pilot training, first going the to University of Georgia at Athens, and then to the Dallas Naval Air Station for primary training in the Steerman "yellow perils," flying out of a Navy field at Grand Prairie, Texas. Upon finishing primary training, he then went to Pensacola, and when asked what type of aircraft he would prefer to train and fly, he selected the PBY Catalina flying boats that he had served in as a radioman. He received his Navy wings in December 1941 at Pensacola Naval Air Station. He was then transferred to the Naval Air Station at Jacksonville, Florida for advance training in the PBY. Flight Instructor in Advance PBY Flying Upon completion of that training, he was selected to remain at the station as a pilot flight instructor in the PBY aircraft. Upon receiving sufficient experience as an instructor, he was assigned to training as a Patrol Plane Commander in the Navy Liberator and Privateer aircraft at the Naval Air Station, Hutchinson, Kansas. After finishing his training and being designated a Patrol Plane Commander (PPC), a crew was assigned to him and he was transferred to Patrol Bombing Squadron 120 at Whidbey Island, Washington. After a period he was transferred to San Diego and then to Tinian. Some months after World War II was over, he received an honorable discharge. It is believed that he was the youngest Patrol Plane Commander in four engine aircraft during World War II. Former president George Bush, Sr. claimed he was the youngest Navy pilot in World War II. That may be, but Stich was the youngest Patrol Plane Commander, a title that is not acquired until several years of flying experience. Stich flew in the Pacific where a few years earlier Amelia Earhart lost her life. the primitive navigation aids on the ground and in the aircraft, and the ease in getting lost, makes it obvious that Amelia Earhart missed the tiny island destination and ran out of fuel. Stich was flying patrols out of Midway Island before the great battle of Midway, missing the battle by being sent to the United States for Navy pilot training. International Airline Captain After the war, he became an airline pilot, and flew for several airlines, the changes due to the frequent furloughs of pilots during slow periods. Among the airlines for which he flew were: Pioneer Airlines, Dallas, flying DC-3 aircraft, until he left in the early part of 1951 to seek a pilot's position in California. In July 1951, he was hired by Transocean Airlines, an airline that the Saturday Evening Post wrote a three-series article called, "he Daring Young Men of Transocean Airlines." Because of Transocean's international operations, the flight operations covered many unusual incidents and type of operations. For instance, he flew several DC-4 trips from Oakland to New Delhi, India, carrying 1600 monkeys for delivery to the Midwest where they were used for the Salk polio vaccine program. He flew Moslem pilgrims to Mecca from various Middle East locations (Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad, Teheran, Abadan, sometimes landing in the desert outside of Mecca. During one such operation in 1953, while residing at a hotel in Abadan, Iran, he was caught up in the CIA-initiated revolution that toppled Mossadegh and brought into power the Shah. The Iranians has previously ordered the departure of British and Americans, and Stich and his small group of airmen were only tolerated because they were flying Moslems to Mecca. When the revolution occurred, Stich and his small group were at great physical risk. With the help of a Dutch national responsible for security, this small group had a machine-gun escort to their aircraft for an immediate departure. During his flying days for the airlines, Stich was captain on virtually every type of piston aircraft flown by the airlines since the end of World War II. These included, for instance, DC-3, DC-4, C-46, Martin 202, Convair 340, Lockheed Constellation, and Boeing Stratocruiser. During a two year period during the busy summer months, he flew as captain for Japan Airlines, where his copilots were former Japanese military pilots with whom the U.S. Navy did combat. His Japanese pilot license is the low number 170, one of the first pilots licensed by Japan. Among the airlines for which he flew during furloughs included Seaboard & Western (Seaboard & World); Cal Eastern; Cal Central; and several small charter airlines flying gamblers from San Francisco to Reno. All types of emergency situations were part of these activities, including for instance: engine fires and engine failures in flight and during takeoff; shutdown of all destination and alternate airports by fog on the North Atlantic run; un-forecast high winds on long over-water flights that made reaching an airport questionable. Stich has a book that describes his life and the perils he encountered. Becoming Airline Safety Inspector: Discovering Politics of Aviation Safety In 1962, when his primary airline, Transocean Airlines, declared bankruptcy, Stich sent a letter to the FAA inquiring about a position as inspector on the airlines; he was promptly contacted, hired, and assigned to the Los Angeles office. His duties included anything involved operational safety. He conducted flight checks of airline pilots, issued aircraft ratings to airline pilots, made safety recommendations, inspecting and insuring that airlines meet federal air safety requirements, investigating aircraft incidents and accidents and making reports on them. Airlines at which Stich conducted pilot and flight engineer checks included United, TWA, Eastern, Northwest, among others. Made several safety procedures while an FAA inspector that are standard today at many airlines. These include high altitude jet upset avoidance procedures, procedures to avoid inadvertent descent into the ground, procedure to minimize the large altitude loss following stall of air carrier aircraft, pre-takeoff briefing procedures. After about one year, he was approached and asked to take an assignment to correct the conditions responsible for the worst series of airline crashes in the nations' history, and primarily the serious problems at United Airlines training and competency-check center at Denver. At that time United Airlines had experienced more airline disasters than all the other airlines combined. Stich discovered the most serious safety problems and criminal acts that he had ever seen in his flying career. Key people at the United Airlines Flight Standards office in Denver were denying to pilots and flight engineers the legally required training and then falsifying government required reports that falsely stated the training and competency checks had been completed. These were the cause of the many airline disasters that the airline was experiencing. Information about these matters can be found: At www.unfriendlyskies.com. at www.defraudingamerica.com In the book, Unfriendly Skies: 20th & 21st Centuries (available in print and e-book formats at amazon,com and other locations. More information about what he and his coalition of former insiders discovered can be found in his various books. A few of the catastrophic aviation disasters occurring in Stich's immediate area of federal airline safety responsibilities: As detailed in the fourths edition, called Unfriendly Skies; 20th & 21st Centuries, this conduct created the conditions enabling the easy hijackings of four airliners on September 11, 2001. A prior airline crash into New York City that generated worldwide attention, a United Airlines crash, arose from this culture of FAA misconduct. A combination of the Unfriendly Skies book with the latest, Crimes of the FBI-DOJ, Mafia, and al Qaeda, provides what may be the most complete insider description of the extend of incompetence and corruption that made 9/11 possible and the ripple effects from that greatest of all, so-far, terrorist attacks on the United States. Most of this information has been withheld from the American public. Because of the public's lack of interest in reading about these matters, the culture continues, with worst to follow. Hired by Flying Tigers After leaving the FAA, Flying Tigers hired Stich to prepare the flight operating procedures and pilot operating manual for the stretched DC-8s that the airline had on order. Stich used this occasion to introduce a number of his prior safety recommendations, which were adopted by the airline. After approximately two years, completing the manual and the arrival of the first DC-8, Stich's employment was terminated. During this period, Stich has invested in real estate, buying distressed properties and improving them. He had acquired about $10 million in real estate by 1986, starting with a $400 investment in a house in Hayward, California. Airline Crashes Continued, Motivating Stich to Again Act The internal FAA problems bred a continuing series of airline disasters, which continued after Stich left the FAA. Seeking to help correct the situation, Stich filed lawsuits in the federal courts against the FAA and NTSB. These were blocked by motion of Department of Justice lawyers, who had been covering up since Stich informed FBI and DOJ personnel of the problems while Stich was a federal agent. Circumventing Cover-Ups With Books and Radio-TV Appearances In possession of such important information that could be used to take corrective actions to halt many of the easily preventable airline disasters, Stich authored and published the first of several books, the first being released in 1978, the first edition of Unfriendly Skies. that book is now in the fourth edition and called, Unfriendly Skies: 20th and 21st Centuries. With the release of the first book, Stich started appearing as guest and expert on radio and television shows in the United States, Canada, Germany, Holland, and Mexico. Today, the list is over 3,000 appearances. Television series were twice considered for his books. The first occasion was when producer Jackie Cooper planned a three-part television series following release of the first edition of Unfriendly Skies and the last occasion was in 1999 when Defrauding America was considered for a continuing television series. Publicity Caused Other Government Agents to Provide Information On Corruption They Discovered A few years after Stich started appearing as guest on radio and television shows, other former or present government agents started contacting Stich with information on corruption in other government operations. These sources include present and former agents of the FBI, DEA, Customs, CIA, including former heads of secret CIA airlines and secret CIA financial operations, who were part of covert activities in which corrupt and criminal activities were occurring. They formed the basis for much of the material in Stich's dozen-plus books. Stich in his Beech Twin Bonanza (D50E) aircraft before government personnel (Justice Department and federal judges as described in Unfriendly Skies and Defrauding America) seized his business properties, his home, his planes and his assets. These corrupt activities were assisted by corrupt CIA-FBI proprietary law firms and fronts. Links to: Information on his background: www.defraudingamerica.com/stich_bio.html Pictures relating to aviation that he took, starting in the U.S. Navy from a year prior to the Japanese attack upon Pearl Harbor, worldwide airline flying, general aviation flights in the Grand Canon and elsewhere: www.transoceanairlines.com Aviation pictures from 1942 to the present. Key internet site providing information and documentation on widespread corruption responsible for many of America's major tragedies and catastrophic events in which he played a role in attempting to expose and halt the causative or enabling events. www.defraudingamerica.com. Another site devoted primarily to aviation matters. www.unfriendlyskies.com Information on the corrupt war on drugs, how innocent people are set up by Department of Justice personnel to enhance their careers and pay, and other matters relating to the little-publicized but real drug matters. www.druggingamerica.com Pictures of assets that he developed, which funded his attempts to expose corruption that continues of powerful people in govve4rnent that continues to inflict great harm upon the American people and upon the United States. Sampling of Consequences Affecting the American Public Links and pictures follow, relating to the consequences of the corruption and the attempts to cover up for it: Index to 9/11 matters. Mole in Al Qaeda cell that provided advance information to FBI agents of every major terrorist attack upon U.S. targets. Comparison of blame for the conditions that enabled 19 terrorists to hijack for airliners on 9/11. Much more at www.defraudingamerica.com. The following are some of the prior and continuing national events made possible by a hoard of enablers. The numerous people and groups meeting the definition of enablers have control of key segments of the government and news distribution, insuring that the public will never know. TWA Flight 800 Two unpublicized events made possible the downing of TWA Flight 800, as disclosed in the books, Unfriendly Skies: 20th & 21st Centuries, and Crimes of the FBI-DOJ, and the Mafia. These events are addressed in letters that were sent by former federal agent Rodney Stich, including the following: . These were the following: Most of the above catastrophic events occurred on the program for which FAA air carrier operations inspector Rodney Stich had been given the assignment to correct the conditions responsible for the worst series of airline disasters in the nation's history. Pictures of many other crashes are not shown. The continuation of the culture of corruption−and the continuation of the cover-ups−made many people and groups enablers of many subsequent airline disasters. The following aviation disasters occurred after forewarned information of the terrorist attacks were given to FBI agents by a mole inside a key al Qaeda cell: TWA Flight 800, departing a New York City airport was downed, shortly thereafter. Strong Suspicion of Terrorist Act. See the book, Unfriendly Skies: 20th & 21st Centuries. This link provides information on 100 surface-to-air missiles being made available to Middle East terrorists about one year before the downing of TWA Flight 800; the rejection of the missiles by FBI-CIA personnel, and the letters written by former federal agent Rodney Stich to members of Congress seeking to prevent the transfer of the missiles. No response−followed by the missile downing of TWA Flight 800. Followed by the need for the standard cover-up to protect high-level government personnel. Additional FBI Enablers To Downing of TWA Flight 800 In a recent book, Crimes of the FBI-DOJ, Mafia, and al Qaeda, details are given of how a Mafia soldier acted as a mole inside the al Qaeda cell headed by Ramzi Yousef, who directed the earlier bombing of the World Trade Center and had plans to simultaneously bomb 11 U.S. airliners departing Far East locations. The advance warnings were disregarded by high FBI-DOJ personnel who sacrificed the lives that would be lost so as to protect personnel in the Department of Justice. Very sensitive information, that would also play a role in ignoring the warnings of planned terrorist attacks on other U.S. targets. That cover-up enabled to occur approximately 4,000 deaths as the forewarned terrorist attacks occurred. See also: Sampling of letters reporting the relationship between FBI-DOJ cover-ups and successful terrorist attacks. The hijackings of U.S. airliners occurring on September 11, 2001.September 11, 2001 Forewarned Terrorist Attacks Details about the FBI-DOJ cover-ups and the contacts between the al Qaeda operative and Gregory Scarpa Jr. can be found in the book, Crimes of the FBI-DOJ, and the Mafia, available in print and e-book formats from amazon.com (and in Kimble) and other sources. The decades of preventable airline disasters and their enablers are described and documented in the book, Unfriendly Skies: 20th & 21st Centuries. More information on the enablers to those catastrophic events: 9/11 index. Information provided by a mole inside the al Qaeda cell headed by infamous Ramzi Yousef on the planned terrorist attack, information that was then "deep-sixth" by high-level FBI-DOJ personnel. Absence of preventative measures resulted in nearly 4,000 deaths. Comparative blame for 9/11 between Afghanistan, Iraq, and the documented conduct of enablers in the United States. 9/11 enablers. American Airlines Flight 587 (Strong indications of Terrorist Action) Corruption of the type described at this site does not occur in a vacuum. High-level corruption in one area is simply one tentacle of a widespread culture of corruption. And the consequences of that corruption−and the endemic cover-ups−have consequences in other areas. The culture of corruption affects the people and the nation in many other ways, That includes the latest series of financial frauds that has occurred in the housing and financial sectors. Also, the effect of the endemic corruption and endemic cover-ups−major parts of the culture in the United States−that enablers successful terrorist attacks upon U.S. interests. Forewarned Bombings of U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania List of Documentary Books On Endemic Corruption in the United States For a list of the books written by Rodney Stich, click here. Sampling of prior books reviews. Sampling of reader comments. His Most Loyal and Constant Companion Through it All 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. 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. Most Loyal Friend, When Others Scattered 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: Nearing the end of his life, Stich continues the fight against the arrogance and corruption in government, and the legal attacks from the legal fraternity that continues its efforts to silence him. Email address for the author and activist against corruption in government: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information relating to the author and his activities put "Rodney Stich" into a search engine such as Google or yahoo.com. The links run into many tens of thousands.