Monday, February 25, 2008

Papal Plane

From Wikipedia:
"Whenever the Pope flies on a plane, it is nicknamed "Shepherd One". Typically, it is a chartered Alitalia Jet, however, the nickname follows the Pope to smaller craft when necessary to land at small airports. The tradition is for the Pope to fly to the country he is visiting on a chartered Alitalia jet and to return on a jet belonging to a flag carrier from the visited nation."


  1. hm, what an interesting thing to know. Sort of the tidbit that you drop during a conversation and everyone becomes quiet and then ask, 'how do you know that?'

    I'll have to write that one down and start a little cheat card to make myself look seem more intelligent!

  2. Thanks for reading, kitty :-)

  3. Didn't know that. Not sure how I'm going to incorporate this new bit of information into dinner table conversation.