Decades of Aviation Related Pictures

This page contains pictures related mostly to a aviation matters that were taken by Captain Rodney Stich, former Navy pilot, former international airline captain, and former federal aviation safety agent. Also, pictures obtained from other sources.

Navy Pictures During World War II

Pictures taken while a Navy Patrol Plane Commander during World War II.

Orders to join major Navy squadron as Patrol Plane Commander: VPB-108. (As with many other Navy veterans in war, the greatest harm came, not from enemies in World War II, but from the Trojan Horse enemies in government that they sought to expose.

International Airline Captain 1952-1962

Pictures involving Transocean Airlines. Three-series Saturday Evening Post issues (1951) referred to "The Daring Young Men of Transocean Airlines."

FAA Airline Safety Inspector 1962-1967

Pictures taken while a federal aviation safety agent for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

General Aviation Pilot 1949-2003

Flights through the Grand Canyon in either a Navion Rangemaster, Beech D-50C Twin Bonanza, and other aircraft.

Flights over Lake Powell.

Flights over Bryce and Zion National Parks.

Flights over the Canadian Rockies.

Flights over various California locations.

Pictures of the Flying Realtors of Contra Costa County in California, taken in the 1980s.

Aviation Pictures from Other Sources

Pictures of the Japanese bombing of December 7, 1941.

Pictures taken by airline pilot John Russell, in Africa and Middle East, during the period from 1947 to 1954. Uploaded as time permits.

Pictures of real estate Stich acquired after a 1966 divorce, located in California and Nevada. (All these assets were unlawfully taken from him by federal judges and DOJ personnel in an effort to halt his exposure of corruption in key government offices.)


North Atlantic Operations

Boeing 377 Double Deck Stratocruiser 1960

Cockpit of Boeing 377

Card found on pilot's bulletin board

Winter operations, Bradley Field, Hartford, Connecticut

Lockheed Constellation, Bradley Field, Hartford

Snowed in at Boston Airport, 1958

Gulf of Funde, Canada

Curtis C-46 Cockpit, Transocean Airlines

Crew chartering aircraft for positioning crew
From London to Prestwick.

Japan Airlines, 1950s

Captain Stich at Japan Airlines

Captain Rodney Stich and Flight Attendant; Hard at Work in Flight

Japan Airlines Flight Operations, Haneda Airport, Tokyo

Captain Rodney Stich, JAL, Tokyo 1950s

Engine shutdown on Japan Airlines


Captain Rodney Stich and co-pilot, Japan Airlines

Former Japanese War Pilot Sharing Cockpit with U.S. Navy War Pilot
Prior to Japanese Peace Treaty Taking Effect in 1952

Monkey Flights from India to United States
For Salk polio vaccine program

1600 monkeys per flights: phew!

Old Delhi, India, 1953, Waiting for 1600 Monkeys To Be Loaded

Flying Muslim Pilgrims (Hajj) To
Holy Cites of Mecca and Medina

Jerusalem Airport 1953

Captain Stich at Wailing Wall, Jerusalem, 1953

One of several gates to Jerusalem old city

Jerusalem Transportation in Jerusalem, 1953

Along Steps of the Cross, Jerusalem 1953, While Flying Plane
Loads of Muslims to the Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina

Transocean Airlines recreation building, Wake Island, 1950s

Wake Island, Japanese shipwreck from World War II

Captain Stich flying gambling run
during furlough from regular airline

Passengers smooching with Captain Stich

Passenger loading at Reno

Lake Tahoe

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