Fancy flights for Indian businessmen

Take a trip back in time. In fact as far back as the late 1930s when J.R.D. Tata became the first Indian to hold a private flying licence. Within a year, J.R.D. made his solo flight from Bombay to England, and by 1932 he set up Tata Airlines. It was only much later in 1998, that Vijaypat Singhania made another credible mark. Singhania also flew solo, in a micro-light plane from the UK to India in 22 days.

J.R.D., of course, was the Father of Indian Aviation. His Tata Airlines is today the flag carrier Air-India, which completes 75 years of operation this year. Singhania, on the other hand, recently lifted off on a hot air balloon to a height of 69,000 feet, breaking all earlier held records. “Being 67 won’t stop me,” he told us then. “There is a lot to do before age will catch up.”

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