Five Decades of Credibility Of
Captain Rodney Stich

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. (

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


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

"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.

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

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.

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.]

Confidence by Professional Sources

Excellent Book Reviews

Reader Comments

Repeated Requests for Radio-Television Appearances

Successful Real Estate Business Entrepreneur

Support for Serious Charges by Director of FAA Sky Marshall Program

Credibility for Charges Implied by 40 Years
Of Related Harm and Catastrophic Events

Enormity of Factual Material and Evidence

Thousands of Reference on Internet Search

Wikipedia Page Devoted to Rodney Stich

Charges Never Denied

Commendations from Key Sources

Stich's Charges of FAA Corruption and Related Air Disasters
 Confirmed by Head of FAA Sky Marshal Program



  •  Sparring with some of the most powerful people in government, starting with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. 

  •  Sampling of unusual experiences. 

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 timebut 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
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