Report: Pope Benedict XVI is a helicopter pilot

Pope Benedict XVI departure from his papal duties will gain media attention from around the world, but one fact about him remains little known.

The Pope is a helicopter pilot.

The Pope has a pilot’s license for the papal helicopter and even likes to fly from the Vatican to the papal summer residence, Castel Gandolfo, according to the Catholic News Agency’s “Fun Facts” section. But he does not have a driver’s license and never learned to drive a car.