Five Decades of
During World War II, Captain Rodney Stich held the prestigious position of Navy Patrol Plane Commander, with his last assignment to Patrol Bombing Squadron 108 at Tinian Island.
After the end of World War II, he became an international airline captain, with interesting assignments in the Middle East (where he was caught in a deadly CIA-conducted revolution in Iran). He was an airline captain for Japan Airlines (sharing the cockpit with former Japanese wartime pilots as his copilot). He was hired by Flying Tigers Airline to establish pilot operating procedures and operations manual for the stretched DC-8 jet that were on order.
He was a federal airline safety inspector (FAA) in the 1960s, during which he received outstanding reports. Starting in the 1960s, airline crashes were a common event, sometimes every few months, and many more near-crashes. A safety-orientated group in the Los Angeles regional offices gave Stich the official and unprecedented life-and-death-assignment to halt the serious safety problems at the world's largest and politically powerful airline that was experiencing a continual series of crashes. One of those disasters included a jet that plunged into the Brooklyn section of New York City (New York City world record air disasters).
Upon taking that assignment, he quickly discovered a pattern of aviation safety misconduct that saved the airline considerable money, offset by the world-record number of crashes and deaths. He also came under attack by the pilots union, the airline, and worse, by high-level political forces in the FAA (known at that time as the "tombstone agency.") Three additional airline disasters occurred while he was under attack, and several near-crashes. One was a United Airlines crash at Salt Lake City that would have received worldwide attention if the behind-the-scene facts were known.
At that point, he took unprecedented actions seeking to prevent continuation of the deadly airline disasters. He used the law in such a way that he acted similar to an independent prosecutor, conducting court-like hearing for several weeks that required about 3,000 pages of court reporter documents. A FAA lawyer from the FAA Administrator's staff acted as administrative law judge, insuring that there would be a cover-up of what was then the worst aviation scandal in history. (www.wikileaksusa.org/independent_prosecutor_faa.html.)
Stich then resigned in a letter stating he refused to work in such a corrupt and deadly environment.
He was then hired by Flying Tigers Airline to prepare a pilot operations manual for an aircraft on order, where he received numerous commendations.
Initial Congressional Response:
Terminate the Federal Aviation Agency
Numerous letters were sent to certain members of Congress in 1965 and thereafter concerning these serious matters. And there were some responses (with most simply ignoring the matters).
Support Shown by Termination of the Federal Aviation Agency
Starting in 1965, FAA airline safety inspector Rodney Stich started notifying members of Congress about his discovery of misconduct in the Federal Aviation Agency after he was given the official and unprecedented life-and-death-assignment. Two years later, Congress terminated the Federal Aviation Agency and replaced it with the Federal Aviation Administration, and placed it under the newly created Department of Transportation. The termination of the Federal Aviation Agency followed the series of letters from FAA airline safety inspector Rodney Stich to members of Congress and their concerned responses.
Becoming an Unprecedented Corruption-Fighter—
And Suffering the Consequences
His experiences with the FAA (known to knowledgeable insiders at that time as the "tombstone agency") caused him to become a corruption-fighter in an effort to halt the corruption and deadly consequences that was brought about by this corruption. The publicity from these efforts caused several dozen people with former covert and law enforcement operations to contact him and provide him information and documents on high-level corruption beyond the aviation environment, continually, since the 1980s.
Sources from Major Covert CIA Operations|
And Other Key Personnel
These valuable sources included the former heads of major and secret CIA airlines and CIA corporations, along with those who had been heavily involved in CIA subversive activities in the Middle East and throughout Central and South America.
One of these sources was a former New York City Mafiosi who had been a mole in the most active al Qaeda cell, obtaining advance information on the first series of catastrophic al Qaeda attacks on U.S. targets—including the events of 9/11. It was their confidence in Stich's credibility and sincerity that motivated the several decades of contacts.
What then occurred for the next four decades is found at other links at www.wikileaksusa.org.
The remainder of this file provides a sampling of information providing credibility to his efforts.
Personal Letter and Unprecedented Apology From
Supreme Court Justice Byron White
The personal letter and unprecedented apology to Captain Rodney Stich from Supreme Court Justice Byron White
The short, but packed with significance, personal letter, addressing the awesome charges, stated,
"Dear Mr. Stich.
As a single justice I can be of no help to you. I am returning your petition.
Sincerely yours, Byron White."
That letter was sent to Stich by the Supreme Court Justice after submitting a 60-page Emergency Petition to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White providing specific factual information about areas of corruption in the three branches of the federal government and the resulting harm and catastrophic consequences. The charges revealed criminal corruption unprecedented in any modern industrial country. (Both Supreme Court Justice Byron White and Captain Rodney Stich served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, in the Pacific area.)
No Denial of Charges In Federal Lawsuit
Naming Supreme Court Justices As Defendants
Adding more intrigue, that response from Justice White was sent while a lawsuit was pending against Supreme Court Justices, which was filed by Captain Stich. That lawsuit was filed for the primary purpose of making a record of the serious crimes against the United States and the resulting series of catastrophic consequences, in which the Supreme Court Justices were repeated enablers. The charges were never denied. Primary defense raised was they were immune from liability. (Media secrecy prevented the public would learning about the serious charges.) Lawsuit against Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court (Oct 20, 1989)
Other Indications of Credibility and Support
Sampling of letters from members of Congress and others, such as such as state judge, Senator Robert Kennedy, and others, admitting that the charges were serious.
Sampling of letters list sent to members of Congress , the details of which were too serious to ignore—unless the level of corruption and catastrophic events involves so many key people in government that they must be ignored and kept from the people.
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 require Department of Justice personnel to investigate."
Letters by Prominent Attorneys
Letter by well-known aviation attorney, 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 well-known 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, warned Stich the dangers he faced:
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 called Stich by phone, stated his concern about charges made in a recent lawsuit filed against the NTSB relating to the PSA airline crash into San Diego, the world's worst at that time. He stated 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.)
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 died on February 22, 2013.)
- Supporting letter sent to Rodney Stich by Anthony W. LeVier, shortly after the first edition of Unfriendly Skies was published in 1978. LeVier was a famous member of Lockheed Corporation "Skunk Works," and was a famous airplane racer.
Confidence by Professional Sources
- The confidence that his sources had in Captain Stich to provide him with the information that they discovered during their official duties.
Excellent Book Reviews
Outstanding reviews on Stich's non-fiction books.
Repeated Requests for Radio-Television Appearances
The 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.
His willingness covering 40 years to sacrifice his life, trying to halt the harm, sometimes horrific, and suffering an endless series of powerful attacks, and being converted from a multimillionaire to a state of poverty, as his life assets were corruptly seized.
Successful Real Estate Business Entrepreneur
Successful real estate entrepreneur, starting with $500 investment in 1951, 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).
Support for Serious Charges by Director of FAA Sky Marshall Program
The support for his charges of corruption in the FAA by the head of FAA Sky Marshal Program in 1967.
Credibility for Charges Implied by 40 Years
Of Related Harm and Catastrophic Events
Enormity of Factual Material and Evidence
The enormous factual material in Stich's many books, numbering nearly two dozen.
Thousands of Reference on Internet Search
Thousands of references to Stich by putting Rodney Stich into a Google search engine.
Wikipedia Page Devoted to Rodney Stich
Wikipedia page devoted to Stich, placed by unknown people or groups at Wikipedia.org. (Note: www.wikileaksusa.org/wikipedia_stich_deletion_juliy_15_2015.html.)
Charges Never Denied
No one had ever denied the charges, including the numerous lawsuits filed by Captain Stich.
Commendations from Key Sources
- Sampling of commendations given to Stich over his lifetime by personnel in the FAA, Flying Tigers Airline, Douglas Aircraft Company, and others.
Stich's Charges of FAA Corruption and Related Air Disasters
Confirmed by Head of FAA Sky Marshal Program
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.
Evidence Supported by Many Crashes and Many Deaths
The occurrence of three major aviation disasters during the several months that Stich acted similar to an independent prosecutor, each of them due to the exact same problems that Stich had repeatedly reported and for which he suffered repeated retaliation by FAA management. Those three crashes and the many deaths were further evidence that the charges made by Stich were true—and which were also reported by other FAA inspectors.
Unusual Background, Experience and Credential
Extensive background and credentials of former FAA airline safety inspector Rodney Stich.
Movie producer Jackie Cooper planned to do a three-series filming of Captain Rodney Stich on his experiences with a series of airline crashes. Cooper had seen Stich on a Los Angeles television program in 1979 and after reading his first book, Unfriendly Skies, planned the series. Cooper later explained that he could not find anyone willing to fund the series. The series would have exposed corrupt conduct that enabled a series of world-record airline disasters; expose corrupt conduct in powerful government associated with a series of horrific aviation disasters, and too sensitive. (Cooper and Stich were both former U.S. Navy Aviators.)
Sparring with some of the most powerful people in government, starting with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.
Sampling of unusual experiences.
His long list of professionals, his sources.
Captain Rodney Stich Prior Role
As U.S. Navy Aviator and Patrol Plane Commander
Youngest prestigious U.S. Navy Patrol Plane Commander (PPC) in World War II. (President George Bush (sr.) claims to be youngest Naval Aviator (getting his Navy wings at the same time—but he was a single-engine pilot). Stich joined the U.S. Navy in 1940, a year before the Japanese attack upon Pearl Harbor.
Patrol Plane Commander (PPC) Rodney Stich and Crew,
Navy Patrol Bombing Squadron 108, Tinian Island
PPC Rodney Stich, VPB 120, Whidbey Island(PPC-Patrol Plane Commander)
International Airline Captain
International airline captain after the end of World War II, for an airline that three articles in the Saturday Evening Post magazine called, "The Daring Young Men of Transocean Airlines." (Various flying included flying Captain for Japan Airlines and having as copilots former wartime Japanese Navy Pilots; flying Muslim pilgrims to the holy city of Mecca and Medina; caught in a CIA-engineered revolution in Iran in 1953; and much more.
Captain Rodney Stich, Japan Airlines
As Captain for Japan Airlines
Documentaries on 50 Years of Corruption
Unparallel In Amy Modern Nation
Unprecedented in any Modern Industrial Nation(Print available at www.amazon.com and www.amazon.co.uk)
All of the books are available at amazon.com, in print and on digital formats, 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 Captain Rodney Stich.
EBook Sources Worldwide
Print books from Amazon.com in Europe: http://www.amazon.co.uk./s/ref=nb_sb_noss/277-4275297-4922359?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=%22Rodney%20Stich%22