Like every guy who saw Top Gun, I love the idea of screaming across the sky in a fighter jet. However, my wife won’t sign the permission slip for me to enlist in the Air Force, so I joined the Breitling Jet Team. Unlike the Delta Airlines stews talking to you about tray tables, this preflight experience involves learning how to operate an ejection seat, reinforcing the fact that you are about to do a Very Serious Thing. Shortly thereafter, securely strapped in and told to not touch anything, your jet and 6 others nimbly leap into the sky, listening to air traffic controllers who can’t believe what they see on the radar. The Albatross L39-C jets fly in tight formation, 10 feet part, doing rolls at 500 mph. The view is amazing, despite the G-force squeezing you like a toothpaste tube. Weeks later, the thrill is still there, along with the knowledge that very few people have experienced all this. From now on, you can call me Maverick; Breitling.com.
Bringing new meaning to “must-have,” the pandemic has ushered in a new trend — blinged out face masks, cloth coverings, PPE, shields, neck gaiters, bandanas — whatever you decided to wear, these unexpected fashion accessories can literally save lives.
Buying a luxury home is a matter of prestige — and why not? After all, most luxury home/condo owners have bought their pride and joy with hard-earned money. They want to live in residences that announce their arrival and offer an enhanced quality of life. Here are three prime examples.