Returning to Battle Creek after an absence of more than 10 years, is none other than RedBull Air Race and Aerobatic Superstar Michael Goulian!
Michael Goulian is a multi-disciplined aerial demonstration pilot. Beginning his career in the competitive world of aerobatics, Goulian earned the distinction of becoming one of the youngest pilots to ever win the United States Unlimited Aerobatic Championship at the age of 27. His signature air show performance combines the heart-stopping gyroscopic tumbling of modern display flying with the crisp, aggressive, demands of precision competition aerobatics. Not only is he an aerobatic superstar, but he has been seen on the world stage as part of the RedBull Air Race World Championship. Competing as Team #99, Goulian and his team are engaged in a battle of technology, skill, and execution against 13 of the world's fiercest competitors. He presently has flown 7 years as a Master Class competitor in the RBAR World series and won the 2009 race in Budapest as well as received the DHL Fastest Lap Award in 2017 at the race in Abu Dhabi. In addition, he is a certified flight instructor and focuses on increasing the awareness of safety and proficiency among the general aviation pilot community.
Awards & Highlights:
2011 ICAS Sword of Excellence
2009 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship
2006 Art Scholl Showmanship Award
3 Time Member of the US National Unlimited Aerobatic Team
1995 & 1990 United States National Advanced Aerobatic Champion
Mikey G is also extremely active outside of the cockpit, serving on the Board of Directors for the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) as well as the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). He also serves on the Board of Advisors and Board for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the Mass Air & Space Museum. He is also a part of the FAA Safety Team.
Goulian performs in the one of a kind Extra 330SC, designed specifically for the demanding show that he flies. This steel tube fuselaged aircraft with carbon fiber wings is powered by a 350 horsepower Lycoming Thunderbolt AEIO-5480 engine and is capable of pushing 12 G's. With a roll rate of 420 degrees per second, you will see some hardcore aerobatics! Do not miss aerobatics at its finest performed by Mr. Michael Goulian July 3rd & 4th, 2018 as part of the Field of Flight!