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Captain Sangram Pawar to represents Indian Balloon Fiesta

Captain Sangram Pawar to represents Indian Balloon Fiesta

Captain Sangram Pawar will represent India for the first time at the 48th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (AIBF) in the US. The event is scheduled to take place at Albuquerque in New Mexico from October 5 to 13, 2019. The Balloon Fiesta began in 1972 as the highlight of a 50th birthday celebration for 770 KOB Radio.

AIBF is the world's biggest 'hot air balloon' event where over 650 pilots from 25 countries are participating.

Mr Pawar became the first pilot to fly the first hot air balloon in the history of Oman on August 10.He also holds the records of ‘first balloon pilot from Pune’ and 24th in India since 1947.He is the son of former Additional Director General of Police Prakash Pawar and grandson of late Shrirang Jadhav, who represented India in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics as a wrestler in the heavyweight category.

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