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Mike Goulian

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 series. He was chosen once again to represent the United States on a global stage. Mike’s relentless pursuit of perfection earned him a first place win in Budapest, Hungary in 2009.

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 seven people to have been awarded all three of the air show industries most prestigious awards; the Art Scholl Memorial (2006) Showmanship Award, and the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship (2009), and the ICAS Sword of Excellence (2012).

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.

Extra 330SC – Airshow Plane

Performance & Dimensions

Empty weight: 1,190 lbs (530 kg.)

Wingspan: 24.4 feet (7.4 meters)

Engin: Lycoming Thunderbolt IO-580 (350hp)

Propeller: Hartzell's HC-C3YR-4AX

Construction: Carbon fiber wings and steel tube fuselage

Speeds: Top speed, 260 mph – stall speed, 58 mph

Roll rate: 420 per second

G limits: ±10 G's

Exterior Paint: Oxford Aviation


Recent News

Mike Goulian’s 2019 Air Show Premiere at Sun ‘n Fun

March 18, 2019

Michael Goulian fighting for his first Red Bull Air Race World Championship title this weekend

November 16, 2018

This weekend: Home Red Bull Air Race For Michael Goulian During His Best Season Ever

October 04, 2018

Disappointing Race Result for USA’s Michael Goulian in Wiener Neustadt A disappointing result on race day at Wiener Neustadt

September 17, 2018

Qualifying Day Brings 6th Place Result for USA’s Michael Goulian in Wiener Neustadt

September 17, 2018

Back in the lead, USA’s Goulian is just 1 day away from Wiener Neustadt Red Bull Air Race debut

September 14, 2018

Goulian Qualifies 2nd on Kazan’s Tricky Red Bull Air Race Track

August 27, 2018

Goulian Holds onto Second Place in Red Bull Air Race World Championship Standings

June 24, 2018



Connect With Mike

Whelen Engineering and Motorsports go together as well as oil and engines. For over 25 years Whelen has supported NASCAR and its grass roots racing series. Recently Whelen has taken to the sky as well and gotten into Aviation Racing and Acrobatics. Paired up with NASCAR to have four sponsorships, Marsh Racing and Mike Goulian Aerobatics, you can find Whelen on most tracks or runways.