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The last respects to the Pope (8): a memory of a flying Pontiff
Rome, Italy - He spent long time on air: all remember him climbing the ramp putting up his hand for greeting
We will remember Karol Wojtyla also for his numerous flights around the world on board airliners, charters, military planes, presidential aircraft and helicopters as well: the State of Vatican has not private airplane nor its own airline. He travelled even on the Fidel Castro’s private Ilyushin and flew on propeller aircraft as Fokker or Soviet-made Yak-407 (led by Russian pilots) on which he overflew t...
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