Contest #413: Vatican City Heliport

Tucked away in a niche in the western most portion of Vatican City is this, the official heliport used by the Pope. Pope Benedict XVI has a pilot’s license, and actually flew the papal helicopter from the Vatican to the summer residence in Castel Gondolfo, but, since he didn’t hold a driver’s license, would need to be transported to and from the helipads by his drivers.

Vatican Heliport from the official Vatican website

Those whom the Pope blessed on his way over their heads included:

  • Eloy Cano
  • Phil Ower
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Ben S
  • steve willis
  • Steve J
  • Garfield
  • ArnoudS
  • mehmet durmus
  • Dackelz.HP
  • Cloudspotter
  • ndrqu
  • Lighthouse

And those who had to settle for a glimpse of his tail lights (after the hint):

  • Max Power