Vijaypat Singhania, a leading Indian business tycoon, philanthropist, the
Sheriff of Mumbai, and aviator, set a new world record in his hot air
balloon, scaling 69,852 feet (21,291 meters), breaking a 17-year-old record
of 64,997 feet set by Swede Per Lindstrand.
Singhania, 67-years-old, a flying enthusiast and adventurer, touched 69,852
feet above sea level at 8:55 a.m., breaking Lindstrand's existing world
record set in June 1988 in Texas.
Hands up all those that would like to do the same, a flight to 40k is on my
mind and that's daunting enough!