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.
Around the world, Jackson Health System is known for saving lives. At the new, state-of-the-art Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial, they go even further: They give patients their lives back.
As we all experienced the most unprecedented year in modern history, the resilient young professionals you’re about to meet withstood all the challenges that came with the pandemic, and stepped up to the plate like never before to hit the professional homeruns of their lives while inspiring the next generation to dream big and reach for the stars.