Thumbnail on Unusual Background From Start of
World War II Throughout Most of America's

Many Tragedies and Areas of Intrigue

Naval Aviator During World War II

International Airline Captain

Successful Real Estate Investor

While flying for the airlines, and arriving in California in 1951, Stich started investing in real estate, starting with a $500 investment, and motivated by a book popular at that time by William Nickerson, How I Turned $1,000 Into a Million. It involved buying rundown property and then upgrading it, and pyramiding it into a larger property. It was honest, hard work, but paid off.

By 1987, these real estate properties were valued at $10,000. Stich used these assets to fund his years of unusual actions seeking to expose the serious corruption in government that he and his coalition of other former government agents had discovered, which were resulting in a continuing series of harmful consequences. (Through the corrupt actions of a combination of lawyers, California judges, federal judges, and Department of Justice personnel, acting together, these assets were corruptly seized. In2005, their total value was approximately $15 million.)

Lafayette, CA 36 Units Apartments

60-United Motel, Yuba City, CA

Becoming an Federal Airline Safety Inspector During The
Period of Major Aviation Disasters Every Few Months

Stich left the airline industry in 1962 and became a federal airline safety inspector-investigator for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) during period of seemingly endless series of preventable airline disasters. (See the serious problems and culture in various offices of the U.S. government is History of Aviation Disasters: 1950 to 9/11, revealing the world's worst aviation-disaster-related scandals in the world's history and the forerunner of the enabling problems making possible the hijackings of four airliners on September 11, 2001.

After a year assigned to the Los Angeles offices, he was asked to take an assignment to correct the serious problems responsible for many of the nation's worst aviation disasters. Because of the level of corruption that he found at this assignment, at United Airlinesaided and abetted or fostered by gross incompetence, self-serving interests, and corruption in the FAA hierarchy, that was shocking beyond comprehension, and enabling a seeries of horrific aviation disasters, Stich embarked on a 40-year corruption-exposing task that continues to this day.

Corruption-Exposing Whistleblower

Activist against harmful and sometimes deadly corruption in government, from 1965 to the present date. In this role, he relied upon the information and evidence he acquired as a government agent and then private investigator, and upon the information provided to him over the years by a combination of insiders. These insiders included former personnel in such government agencies as the FBI, CIA, ONI, INS, Secret Service, former drug smugglers carrying out drug operations for government personnel such as the CIA, and former Mafia figures.  Some of these discoveries were of matters that have inflicted, or enabled to inflict, great harm and catastrophic effects, personal and national, upon the United States and its people. Some of these issues are detailed and documented in the 1000-plus  pages at and the dozen-plus heavily documented books that he wrote.

Sampling of Unprecedented Actions Taken Seeking to Halt
Series of Corruption-Enabling National Tragedies

Stich discovered consequences that were more than overbilling or a lax regulatory oversight. He discovered a practice of hardco4re corruption  of key people at United Airlines and even worst by people in higher positions within the government agency responsible for aviation safety. People were repeatedly dying—in a horrific manner—because of the continuing corruption. The criminal nature of the misconduct that Stich discovered in the assignment to halt the continuing series of aviation disasters, and the enormous horror experienced by those who perished, motivated him to take actions that had never before been done, which continued for the next 40 years.

In attempting to circumvent the blocks to exposing corruption in government, he started publishing books in 1978, and simultaneously started appearing on hundreds of radio and TV shows as guest and expert. Today, he has over a dozen non-fiction books and has appeared on over 3,000 radio and TV shows.

The publicity from these activities caused a continuing series of other present and former government agents and other insiders to provide him with information on corruption in other areas of overt and covert government operations. Combined with his knowledge of corruption while a government agent and what he subsequently learned, and what he learned over the years from his many sources, he published books on these matters.

Sampling of comments sent to Stich by readers of his books and/or Internet sites.

Samplings of book reviews on books written by Stich.

Not Without Risk

Seeking to protect the public from powerful corruption was not without risk. He financed his expensive activist activities using his $10 million in real estate assets. Seeking to halt his exposure actions, a series of bizarre actions were taken against him, starting with a sham lawsuit in 1982 by a CIA-FBI-related law firm, that was barred by law and facts, and continuing until 2005. These tactics are described in the book, History of Aviation Disasters: 1950 to 9/11, and associate the silencing tactics with the effects in a series of major airline disasters.

Two Decades of Continuous Efforts to Halt Exposure Activities:
Hoard of Lawyers, Judges, and DOJ Employees

Starting in 1982, and continuing at this time, over 100 lawyers, law firms, California and federal judges, misused the courts, repeatedly violating state and federal laws and constitutional protections. violating criminal statutes, trying to silence Stich. Several of the previously uploaded pages referring to these attacks are listed here:

Discovery of Tragedy-Enabling Intrigue
Unknown to Most People

Starting with his assignment to correct the corrupt conditions responsible for the worst series of airline disasters in the nation's history, and continuing to this day, Stich and his coalition discovered endemic corruption, related to multiple areas of great harm, sometimes deaths, and sometimes, catastrophic events. A sampling of links provides more details:

Massive amount of support for his credibility and the serious charges that he has made.

A Literal David vs. Goliath Attempt to Halt
Half Century of Corruption-Related Tragedies

Until he was given the assignment to correct the conditions responsible for the worst series of aviation disasters in the nation's history, as a federal aviation safety inspector, Stich was as naive as most Americans about the extent of hard-core corruption in government. The level of arrogance and corruption that was enabling the disasters to occur infuriated him to such an extent that he embarked upon efforts that were unprecedented at that time, and remains so, to stop the harm, the deaths, the catastrophic events caused or made possible by the systemic corruption and systemic cover-ups.

Documentary and autobiography book: David vs. Goliath: 9/11 and Other Tragedies.

List of books written by Rodney Stich.

Sampling of Misconduct-Enabling Aviation Disasters
Stich Was Given Assignment to Halt

The following are a sampling of the airline disasters in programs for which Stich has hands-on airline safety responsibilities. These crashes were enabled to occur by a deep-seated pattern of safety corruption that Stich discovered during his official duties and which he sought to correct. These efforts led to the discovery of other areas of corruption.

The efforts by him to expose what he and his coalition of other insiders had discovered led to decades of brutal attacks upon him, causing his to suffer serious personal and financial harm. He was corruptly stripped of his life assets in an attempt to halt the exposure activities that were funded by these assets.

Several of the nation's most catastrophic airline disasters occurred on the program for which he had direct responsibility as an FAA air carrier operations inspector.

Early Involvement



Years-Later Continuation of Consequences


These few examples of the horrors associated with airline disasters enabled to occur by documented corruption withheld from the American people. The standard culture of cover-ups in the United States enabled the corruption, cover-ups, to mutate into different areas. In the aviation area, although the continuing series of airline disasters eventually came to a halt for other reasons, the culture continued, and enabled to occur a number of easily preventable airline disasters. The inbred culture created the conditions that enabled four groups of terrorists to easily hijack four airliners within a few hours of each other and kill nearly 3,000 people.

One of Over 200 Victims Choosing This Way to Die—
Made Possible by Many Enablers in United States

Victims of Other Forms of Corrupt Bureaucrats That Stich Exposed

There were many other forms of victims from the systemic high-level corruption. These included for instance victims of the:

  • Department of Justice prosecutorial misconduct, people being falsely charges with crimes in order to improve the prosecutors' career.

  • The explosion of violent crime related to drug smuggling into the United States, in which CIA assets were major players.

  • Series of financial frauds appearing every few years, with the latest housing and financial implosions surfacing in 2008.

  • Seizure of assets from innocent people.

These offenses are described in the books written by insiders.

Harm Suffered by People in Other Countries From
Conduct of Corrupt U.S. Leaders

In addition to the decades of harm resulting from the systemic corruption of key people and groups in the U.S. government, affecting aviation safety, financial, human rights, in the United States, there is the harm from outside sources brought about by the actions of U.S. politicians affecting people in other countries—such as the history of invading and killing foreigners—there are the successful "terrorist" attacks made possible by high-level corruption, and then there are the foreigners who are also victims from the same high-level corruption that adversely affects the American, but in a different form.

Remains of a girl—about the age of the 9-year-old Killed in Tucson in January 2011.

In criminal law, people are accomplices, and guilty, if they know of a criminal act and fail to report it to proper authorities and also to take efforts within their capability to halt their continuation. And there are endless numbers of accomplices that are complicit in these crimes and enablers of the consequences.

Suggestion to people outside the United States. Become familiar with the documented systemic corruption in the United States and show the outrage lacking of people in the United States, and:

  • Help expose the endemic corruption that seem to be acceptable to the American people, and maybe wake them up.

  • Help to protect yourselves against the decades of ham inflicted upon people of other countries by the actions of U.S. politicianssupported by much of the American public. Examples:

    • Serial lying by U.S. politicians to use as a pretense to invade Iraq and Afghanistan, killing tens of thousands of innocent people.

    • U.S. politicians shifting enabling blame from their own corrupt actions that encouraged and enabled four groups of terrorists to simultaneously hijack four airliners, and shift the blame to the people of Iraq and Afghanistanwith the help of a dumbed-down American public that is mostly too lazy to learn the truth.

His Loyal and Constant Companion
Through Very Difficult Times

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:

A more personal description of Captain Rodney Stich's background.

Joined Later in Life by Another Loyal Companion

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 2003, a coronary bypass failed, ending Stich's flying days that started in 1941 in the U.S. navy. The failure of the coronary bypassed resulted in symptoms indicating the end of life was near. A chance discovery of a little-known treatment, EECP, continued what appeared to be an otherwise end to his life. His experience with EECP caused him to make this life-saving treatment known to others via his site,




Nearing the End of the Twilight Years

Now nearing the age of 90, 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. He faces an uglier enemy than any he faced in World War II. On April 11, 2009, Stich was 86 years young−and still fighting the impossible quest!

At his funeral, Stich would like to have played, The Impossible Dream from the movie, Man of La Mancha:

To dream the impossible dream, to fight the unbeatable foe, to bear with unbearable sorrow,

To run where the brave dare not go, to right the unrightable wrong, to love pure and chaste from afar, to try when your arms are too weary, to reach the unreachable star,

This is my quest, to follow that star, no matter how hopeless, no matter how far, to fight for the right, without question or pause, to be willing to march into Hell, for a heavenly cause,

And I know if I'll only be true, to this glorious quest, that my heart will lie peaceful and calm, when I'm laid to my rest, and the world will be better for this, that one man, scorned and covered with scars, still strove with his last ounce of courage, to reach the unreachable star.

Corny, maybe, but that is how he wants to believe that life can be.

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Food For Thought

It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt. "Citizenship in a Republic," Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910.

Books for Serious People by Serious Professionals:
Unprecedented Insight Into America's Culture









All of the books are available at, in print and on the Kindle, and at many other Internet sites. They bring together the various pieces of the puzzle to better understand the overall picture, and why the same conditions continue year after year. Information on the books by former government agent Rodney Stich

Sampling of early books reviews

Sampling of complimentary letters/faxes to author/activist Rodney Stich.

More information about these books by clicking here.

More Details

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