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Michael Goulian

 

Michael Goulian

Michael Goulian
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Born (1968-09-04) September 4, 1968
Nationality 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.

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
DNP

DNP

4th
3 0 6th
2006
6th

9th

5th

CAN

DNS

4th

5th

5th

6th
11 0 5th
2007
7th

DNS

11th

7th

CAN

6th

DNS

9th

9th

9th

CAN

2nd
6 0 8th
2008
11th

5th

8th

CAN

7th

11th

8th

6th

CAN

10th
16 0 8th
2009
14th

14th

6th

1st

9th

11th
22 1 10th
2010
4th

11th

8th

6th

7th

13th
24 0 9th

Legend:

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

See also

References

  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

External links

  • Biography at personal website
  • Red Bull Air Race World Series official website


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