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Today in Aviation: First Papal Visit to Use an Aircraft

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Pope Paul VI touched down in Amman, Jordan in a specially chartered Douglas DC-8 operated by the now-defunct Italian flag-carrier Alitalia (AZ) in 1964. It was the first time a Pope had used an airliner for an official visit. The plane had been marked with the Vatican colors, white and […]

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