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
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
More pictures at www.transoceanairlines.com.
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