: June 15, 2005
Singhania started learning ballooning in January
2005 in Mondovi Italy. He passed his CAA license
examinations for all ground subjects and flying
in Italy. Thereafter, he set about the task
of gaining experience and acquiring specialized
knowledge from the best authorities in the
field. People like Andy Elson, Colin Prescot,
Paolo Bonanno, Don Cameron were a few that
had exceptional expertise in the world of
ballooning. All these exceptional balloonists
had excelled in some field or another. Many
precious hours were spent in learning the
art from these masters.
In April, 2005, Dr Singhania, did his first
few flights in Palghar, a small town north
of Mumbai, Thereafter, in Jalgaon and Mt.
Abu. By this time it was early June and the
monsoon fast approaching over peninsula India.