Mike Goulian doesn’t just fly an air show; he attacks it.
Millions of air show spectators around the globe have witnessed the ferocity of a Mike Goulian air show performance. Every roll, pull, and tumble of his flight is a deliberate execution of precision. With his aggressive approach to the air show arena, Mike Goulian has mastered the ability to convey his message of passion through flight.
Mike’s crisp, athletic style of flying is the evolution of his landmark career as an aerobatic competitor. Mike reached the pinnacle of the sport when he won the United States Unlimited Aerobatic Championship at only 27 years of age. He was honored to represent the United States at the World Aerobatic Championship on three separate occasions.
Mike returned to the competitive world with his participation in the famed Red Bull Air Race Championship series. He was chosen once again to represent the United States on a global stage. His relentless pursuit of perfection earned him a win at Budapest’s 2009 race. 2018 was a banner year for Team 99: their best one to date, with 5 podium finishes, 2 of which in first place. Goulian placed third overall in the 2018 World Championship, a career best for the American pilot.
As an air show superstar Mike Goulian continues to redefine what is possible in the air. His ability to push the limits while adhering to strict safety standards has earned Mike the reputation of being a true professional in his field. He was recognized for his efforts when the aviation industry bestowed upon him its greatest honors. He is one of a select few to have been awarded the Art Scholl Memorial Showmanship Award, the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship and the International Council of Airshows Sword of Excellence.
Today, Mike’s performance is the perfect marriage between man and machine. The only airplane capable of delivering a Mike Goulian performance is the EXTRA 330SC. Composed of high tech, lightweight carbon-fiber and rugged steel construction, the EXTRA 330SC is the world’s most high-performance aerobatic airplane.
Despite Mike’s successes he remains humble and accessible to organizers and fans alike. This rare combination has made Mike Goulian an unforgettable air show favorite.