Michael Goulian

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Michael Goulian
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Born (1968-09-04) September 4, 1968 (age 46)
Nationality United States United States
Racing career
First race 2004
Best position 1st
Aircraft

Zivko Edge 540

Extra 330SC[1]
Website
mikegoulian.com

Michael George Goulian (born September 4, 1968 in Winthrop, Massachusetts, U.S.) is an American aviator, who races in the Red Bull Air Race World Series under the number 99.

He was born into an aviation business family, which founded Executive Flyers Aviation, one of the largest flying schools in the Northeastern United States in 1964. Michael's father Myron Goulian (also known as "Mike") was an FAA examiner. Michael grew up by washing airplanes and sweeping the hangar floor. He learned to fly before he could even drive a car and soloed a Cessna 150 on his 16th birthday in 1984.

He began his aerobatic training in 1985 during his pilot study. He then established an aerobatic school within Executive Flyers Aviation. While earning his living as a corporate airline pilot, Michael worked his way toward the top ranks of air show display flying and competition aerobatics and became US National Champion in the Advanced Category at the age of 22. In 1992, he was the top-ranked US male aerobatic pilot and Silver Medalist in the Unlimited Category, an achievement he repeated in 1993. In 1995, he became the US National Champion in the Unlimited Category. He was a member of the US Aerobatic Team in 1994, 1996 and 1998.

In 2006, Goulian was awarded the prestigious Art Scholl Memorial Award for airshow showmanship by the International Council of Airshows (ICAS).

Michael Goulian is co-author of a series of books Basic and Advanced Aerobatics published by McGraw Hill, which became the industry standard for aerobatic flight training manuals.

He is also co-founder of Linear Air, a company that offers air taxi service using Eclipse 500 very light jets in the United States.

Michael flies a Cirrus SR22 for his business and personal travels. Cirrus Aircraft announced in February that it would be sponsoring Team Goulian in the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship season.[2]

He has been married to Karin Goulian since 2000, and enjoys skiing, playing ice hockey and golf. They have a daughter Emily, who was born in 2006.

United States Michael Goulian
at the Red Bull Air Race World Series
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points Wins Rank
2004 United Kingdom
DNP
Hungary
DNP
United States
4th
3 0 6th
2006 United Arab Emirates
6th
Spain
9th
Germany
5th
Russia
CAN
Turkey
DNS
Hungary
4th
United Kingdom
5th
United States
5th
Australia
6th
11 0 5th
2007 United Arab Emirates
7th
Brazil
DNS
United States
11th
Turkey
7th
Spain
CAN
Switzerland
6th
United Kingdom
DNS
Hungary
9th
Portugal
9th
United States
9th
Mexico
CAN
Australia
2nd
6 0 8th
2008 United Arab Emirates
11th
United States
5th
United States
8th
Sweden
CAN
Netherlands
7th
United Kingdom
11th
Hungary
8th
Portugal
6th
Spain
CAN
Australia
10th
16 0 8th
2009 United Arab Emirates
14th
United States
14th
Canada
6th
Hungary
1st
Portugal
9th
Spain
11th
22 1 10th
2010 United Arab Emirates
4th
Australia
11th
Brazil
8th
Canada
6th
United States
7th
Germany
13th
24 0 9th

Legend:

  • CAN: Cancelled
  • DNP: Did not participate
  • DNS: Did not show
  • DQ: Disqualified
  • NC: Not classified

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://mikegoulian.com/aircraft/extra-330sc
  2. ^ Cirrus Aircraft Announces 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship Sponsorship http://finance.yahoo.com/news/cirrus-aircraft-announces-2014-red-182000673.html

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