Christian with his father Giorgo Minardi Venezuela
I grew up with his overwhelming passion for aviation, and I remember that when I was young, nothing was as exciting as tagging along with my dad to his job at the airport. I remember the excitement that I felt when I watched something that we had built together fly – planes that we’d spent months building! And then we’d fly them in the model airplane club that was on the top of the hill, right in the middle of nature. I tried to find a way to adapt the hobby to his current needs, and in the market, I found a small, easy-to-fly helicopter that he could fly inside the house.
The connection that I feel with him when he’s flying is incredible. Even though his mental faculties have greatly diminished: his capacity for communication, movement, etc., he does maintain his capacity to coordinate the movement of his fingers, his eyes and his flight!