“It is with paternal satisfaction that the Holy Father views the efforts of the members of the National Association of Priest Pilots to encourage the use of air transportation to obtain ever more abundant spiritual fruits from their sacerdotal ministry and missionary apostolate.”

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The Vatican, September 29, 1964.


1. To promote the use of private aircraft as a practical, safe, and efficient tool of the apostolic work of a priest.

2. To cooperate with other aviation and ecclesiastical groups wherever possible in order to promote aviation in the cause of the Church.

3. To insist on the safe and proficient use of the airplane by its members.

4. To encourage the use of private aircraft as worthy of the talents and dignity of priests.

5. To further the use of aircraft in the missions.