"He charges a cover-up of such proportions even the mass media don't want to touch the story, and I must say, makes a good case." "In this shocking book, Rodney Stich presents impressive evidence to show that a virtual 'government mafia' does indeed exist." -- Bookviews
"The Unfriendly Skies is a shocking report ... the facts he cites are devastating, indicating dereliction of duty and responsibility by airlines and the federal authority supposedly checking on them." -- Seattle Times Magazine
"Unfriendly Skies is a record of scandal, disaster, and heartbreak that demands an accounting from the highest levels of the industry and government." -- Amercia Library Association
About the Author
The author, Rodney Stich, had been active in aviation since before December 7, 1941. He was a Naval Aviation--receiving his navy wings at the same time George Bush, Sr. received his wings. Stich was a flight instructor in PBY Catalina flying boats and a Patrol Plane Commander (PPC) in Liberators and Privateers. After World War II he was an international airline pilot flying everything from DC-3 to Boeing Stratocruisers and Constellations, and is rate in several airline jets. He was a key safety agent in the federal governmnent at a time when airline crashes were occurring every few months. Seeking to expose and correct the crash-causing problems, he acted as an independent prosecutor, he filed federal actions, and finally resorted to writing books to inform the public of these serious problems.