Aircraft: Extra 330SC
Mike Goulian doesn’t just fly an air show; he attacks it. Every roll, pull, and tumble of his flight is deliberately and precisely executed. With his aggressive approach to the air show arena, he has mastered the ability to convey his message of passion through flight. Mike soloed on his 16th birthday and won the United States Unlimited Aerobatic Championship at 27 years old. He represented the U.S. at the World Aerobatic Championships on three separate occasions and competes as one of two U.S. pilots vying for the World Championship in the famed Red Bull Air Races. He earned first place in Budapest, Hungary, in 2009. He is one of seven people to be awarded all three of the air show industry’s most prestigious awards: The Art Scholl Memorial Showmanship Award (2006), the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship (2009), and the ICAS Sword of Excellence (2012). Mike was also inducted as an honorary Blue Angel. Today, Mike’s performance is the perfect marriage between man and machine — the world’s most high-performance aerobatic airplane, the Extra 330SC.