Fabrizio Mencarelli has 3 passions :
Aviation, Medecine in all its aspects and travelling to understand different cultures and their history.
He is original from Milano, son of a Chemical Industrialist and a Piano Professor. Art and blue blood
are family heritage. Only the first counts.
As a young boy he built anything that could fly. The best gift was a trip to the local airport to see
those beautiful, shining mecanical marvels. The smell of kerosene, the roar of the engines were
magic, not nuisance. At the age of 16 he started soaring gliders in the Alps. He won a schoarship
that allowed him to finish his High School in California. Meeting Regan and a true friendship with
Andy Warhol enriched the experience. After passing all the european and American licences he
applied as Alitalia pilot. At the time only military were considered. Copiloting a DC 9 had to wait 15
more years. He went on his own. He opened his company for Med Evac and «Angels’ flights». He
completed his medical education in Italy, France and Northern Ireland. In the Usa he obtained his
American medical certification and the First Pilot Commercial license. In Venezuela he participated
in High Tech procedures with the University of Miami and charity in the Orinoco. All the free time
was devoted to stages in High trauma Areas : Belfast, Detroit, Africa and travelling to Australia and
the Pacific as an avid sailor and scuba diver.He flew and explored the Indian ocean, Caribe, Bahamas.
In 1998 the reviving and transfer of a tetraplegic from the waters of the Grenadines to Miami was
an achievement. Planes were always in the scene and not only as pleasure objects.
He started coming to Switzerland in the 90s to cooperate with local surgeons ( also flyers) and learn
from the geniuses of the time (Profs Staubli and Jakob). He was always on stand by for medevac
flights.The first day of the new century (1.1.2000) found him on a Citation from Geneva to save a
life in Egypt.In 2005 he decided to move to Switzerland, opened an office for ski trauma and became
Emergency Doctor. New friends gave him the opportunity to fly again jets. The U.S Goverment
nominated him Aviation Medical Examiner for Switzerland (2 posts in Geneva, 1 in Lugano, 3 in Zurich)
which is a great privilege and the dream of a life.Flying always was and is his unconditional everlasting
love. May it be in a single engine with friends or in a professional mission with a jet in Nigeria. He
eagerly shares his passion and knowledge with future professionals. Beginners are welcome. The
excitement builds up and never stops the magic of a sunset from the sky is always unforgettable.
Flying through the glaciers and the Alpine peaks leaves people amazed. You feel better , gratified,
relaxed. Today people rush through security, X rayed for no reason then in a tube to their plane glued
to their Ipads with frozen faces. These same faces brighten up when they understand what they are
missing. Unnecessary regulations and restrictions spoil our life. It is time to stop and think. Let us step
Safety is first of course but let us find again pleasure in simple colorful emotions. It will benefit our
mind and health.