Images of Poland Red Bull Air Race from Goulian Team 99

Enjoy these images from the Red Bull Air Race in Gdynia, Poland (July 25, 2014). Courtesy of Red Bull Content Pool and Team 99! Off to the races today.

“A good day on the race track on Saturday [July 26, 2014]. Good training and executed the plan in Qualifying. The times are VERY close on Sunday will be tight. Dealing with some engine heating issues but we’re gaining on it.”



A day in the life at the Red Bull Air Race in Poland

Our Goulian Team #99 in Poland is working hard for race day! Here’s a fun video of some of the prep and practice that goes into preparing for a Red Bull Air Race! Shot in Gdynia, Poland.



Visit Team Goulian & Our Partners at AirVenture/Oshkosh 2014

AV_logo_2colorJoin us from July 27th to August 1st at AirVenture / Oshkosh. Meet the Goulian Aerosports team and check out Whelen’s latest aviation products at our display. We’ll be right next to Phillips 66 Plaza all week. Mike will be performing his air show on Wednesday and Saturday.

Don’t Miss Whelen’s Product & Goulian Crew Shirt Give-A-Way

DSC00977-MMUWhelen will be raffling a state-of-the-art Parmetheus LED landing light plus a basket full of Mike Goulian and Whelen merchandise.

New this year: we’ve added a genuine Goulian crew shirt! Raffle tickets may be found at the Whelen booth (Hangar B – 2131) and at our outside exhibit just off Phillips 66 plaza. No purchase necessary.

Whelen’s Best-Selling LED Landing Light is now 40% brighter

Whelen will be debuting the improved LED “Partmetheus Plus” landing and taxi light solution at AirVenture. The already lightweight, low current LED revolutionized the aircraft lighting industry a few years ago. Now it’s even brighter. Click here for full details. Visit Whelen booth (Hangar A, Booth # 1088) at AirVenture to experience it.

Mike’s Full AirVenture Schedule:

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EVENT

LOCATION

Monday, July 28

All dayMike's Extra 330SC on displayat Hartzell in between “A Hangar” and the food court
EveningMike arriving directly from the Poland Red Bull Air Race.

Tuesday, July 29

MorningMike's Extra 330SC on displayat our display next to Phillips 66 Plaza - near air show center
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMWhelen Exhibit - autographsHangar A, Booth # 1088
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMJoin Mike and Lycoming owners for a group photoin Phillips 66 Plaza on the main road

Wednesday, July 30

MorningMike's Extra 330SC on displayat our display next to Phillips 66 Plaza - near air show center
9:30 AM - 11:30 AMRed Bird Challenge Cup (Mike is the MC!)at Phillips 66 Plaza
3:00 PM - 5:00 PMMike performing in the air showat Phillips 66 Plaza

Thursday, July 31

10:00 AM - 10:45 AMHartzell display - autographsDisplay is in between “A Hangar” and the food court
12:00 PM - 12:45 PMConcorde Battery Booth - autographsHangar B, Booth # 2053
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMWhelen Booth - autographsHangar A, Booth # 1088
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMGoodyear Booth - autographsHangar B, Booth # 2131

Friday, August 1

10:00 AM - 10:30 AMCJ Aviation Booth - autographsHangar C, Booth # 3086
11:00 AM - 11:45 AMBOSE Exhibit - autographsBooths 283, 284, 285 (in front of Hangar B
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMWhelen Booth - autographsHangar A, Booth # 1088
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMLycoming Exhibit - autographsAt the big tent, just west of Phillips 66 Plaza on the main road

Saturday, August 2

MorningMike's Extra 330SC on displayat our display next to Phillips 66 Plaza - near air show center
10:30 AM - 11:15 AMChampion Booth - autographsHangar A, Booth # 1015
12:30 PM - 1:15 PMGoodyear Booth - autographsHangar B, Booth # 2131
3:00 PM - 5:00 PMMike performing in the air showat Phillips 66 Plaza

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2014 Oshkosh Map



Mike Goulian Performing at AOPA Fly-In @ Plymouth, MA this weekend

If you’re attending the AOPA Fly-In in Plymouth, Mass. this weekend – we’re excited to be part of it. As our ‘home-base’ airport (KPYM) we welcome all aviators and aviation fans! Mike Goulian will be giving a lecture at 10:30AM Saturday morning, and also perform his airshow over the airport at 12:30PM.

DCIM100GOPRODon’t miss the pancake breakfast, lunch, educational seminars, exhibits, static display and other fun. Click here for complete details.

There are special fly-in procedures – click here for details.

Schedule:

8:30-10:00 a.m.  Pancake Breakfast
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Exhibits and Aircraft Displays open
10:30-11:30 a.m.  Seminars and Safety Briefings
11:30-1:15 p.m.  LunchFree for members and families ($10 non-members)
12:30-12:50 p.m. Goulian Air ShowPYM airport closed during air show
1:30-2:30 p.m.  Seminars and Safety Briefings
2:45-3:30 p.m.  Pilot Town Hall with AOPA President Mark Baker
4:00 p.m.  Fly-In Ends


On The Fly Video with Mike Goulian – Committing to Success

On The Fly with Mike Goulian is a new web video series produced by Cirrus Aircraft about Red Bull Air Race and Cirrus pilot, Mike Goulian. This is the second episode in the the series. Listen to Mike speak from the heart about his commitment to racing.

Be sure to check the Cirrus page for the latest video or register to receive notifications when a new episode is released.



New! Goulian Screen Saver / Wallpaper

Now available: The official Team99 and Air Show teams desktop wallpaper / screen saver. Right click image to download. Both are sized: 1140 x 900 pixels.

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On The Fly with Mike Goulian – a new web video series by Cirrus Aircraft

On The Fly with Mike Goulian is a new web video series produced by Cirrus Aircraft about Red Bull Air Race and Cirrus pilot, Mike Goulian. In the weeks and months to come, we’ll be giving you an opportunity to get to know Mike and hear his thoughts and insights on a life in the sky. He’ll describe the athleticism and adrenaline rush of air racing, why he flies his family in a Cirrus and how he spends his time when he’s not in a cockpit.

New episodes of the series will be posted regularly. Be sure to check the Cirrus page for the latest video or register to receive notifications when a new episode is released.



Aero Club of New England Presents Mike Goulian with Presidential Award

Goulian-Shrager-ACONE-Award-2014BOSTON, Mass – The past Presidents of the Aero Club of New England (ACONE) adopted an award, the Presidential Award, to honor those who have made significant positive contributions to aviation, whose impact may have been regional, national or global. Past recipients include Bruce Landsberg (AOPA Foundation, President), George Antoniadis (Alpha Flying, founder) and many other prestigious aviation leaders in New England. On April 18th, 2014 in Boston, Mass., the past presidents announced the award recipient at the their Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon. Renowned pilot and aviation advocate, Mike Goulian, was this year’s recipient. Goulian, a role model and inspiration for countless aviators of all ages, has given his entire adult life to aviation, first at his family’s flight school and then later to aerobatic competition, airshows, and air races.

Presently outside of flying, he spends much of his free time working with leaders in our industry to improve safety, and promote aviation to all ages. At the award luncheon, long time family friend and aviation business owner, Dan Schrager, gave a heart-warming speech about Mike. He explained how Mike’s achievements in the industry started when he was a young gun and have continued uninterrupted for almost 20 years. The award states: “For achieving perfection in competition, aerobatics, air show performances, and advancing flight safety, and promoting aviation worldwide.”

About Mike Goulian

American pilot, air show performer, and Red Bull Air Race Pilot, Mike Goulian has a crisp, aggressive and athletic style of flying that makes him a favorite of fans around the world. Born in Winthrop, Mass and raised in Arlington, Mass., his family has been in the flying business in metro Boston for over 50 years. Mike learned to fly in 1984, flew his first air show a few years later, has won numerous national award and his first Red Bull Air Race was in 2006.
Website: mikegoulian.com

ACONE-MEDAL-smallAbout ACONE

Formed in 1902 and formerly chartered in 1907, ACONE is the oldest aeronautical club in the Americas, and the second oldest in the world. A small group of prominent Bostonians formed the club. It’s original charter states that the club’s purpose is to: “To advance the development of the science of aeronautics and kindred sciences.” Today the club is foremost a social club for people that share a passion for flight; for active pilots, former pilots and non-pilots alike who love to learn and talk about flying.
Website: acone.org



Mike Goulian flies clean, maybe too clean in Malaysia

On one hand, American pilot Mike Goulian saw some encouraging progress at the third stop of the Red Bull Air Race in Malaysia on Sunday – but not nearly the kind of progress he’s looking for. For three races in a row, the award-winning pilot has finished in twelfth place. At the next stop, in Poland, expect an aggressive new strategy from the man from Massachusetts.

Press Release: News about Plymouth, Mass. Resident / Pilot Mike Goulian

Event: Malaysia / Red Bull Air Race World Championship / Motorsports

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Michael Goulian with team technician, Dennis Sawyer in Malaysia. Photo Credit: Balazs Gardi/Red Bull Content Pool

PUTRAJAYA (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – The race in Putrajaya marked a trifecta for American pilot Mike Goulian – an intensely frustrating one. After having to scratch the first event in Abu Dhabi due to engine trouble, and grazing a pylon in Rovinj, he was looking to change his luck at the first Red Bull Air Race ever in east Asia. But much like fellow American Kirby Chambliss (who finished ninth) Goulian flew well despite sweltering heat on May 18, only to log a lackluster time. Goulian ended up in twelfth place, and both Americans are now looking to improve their aircraft performance before the season’s next stop in July.

Great Britain’s Nigel Lamb had a happier finish to the day, claiming his very first win after seven years of competing in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Austria’s Hannes Arch, the overall leader, finished second, with Australia’s Matt Hall claiming third. A big surprise on the sweltering day: Britain’s Paul Bonhomme, who came into the race tied with Arch in the points, finished off the podium in fifth.

After the event, Goulian stated, “I went in there with a mindset of just not to make any errors and to be really clean, and it might have been a little bit more conservative than I would have wanted – but truthfully, we’ve been watching the lines everybody else is flying and I’m not sure I can fly the airplane much better.” He went on, “Our plane might be a little bit slower, so for the next race team technicians Dennis Sawyer and Matt Chapman will work on aerodynamic modifications and engine mods. We’re going to try lighten the plane a little and work on the engine intakes.”

Despite his strong piloting performance, Goulian is pondering a new strategy at the next stage of high-speed, low-altitude action in Gdynia, Poland on July 26–27. “My style is to stay consistent and try to work my way up slowly, but I think at the next stop we’ll take a different style from the beginning of training – just start it at a very aggressive level and see how that works.”

Results: 1. Nigel Lamb (GBR), 2. Hannes Arch (AUT), 3. Matt Hall (AUS), 4. Pete McLeod (CAN), 5. Paul Bonhomme (GBR), 6. Martin Sonka (CZE), 7. Peter Besenyei (HUN), 8. Matthias Dolderer (GER), 9. Kirby Chambliss (USA), 10. Yoshihide Muroya (JPN), 11. Nicolas Ivanoff (FRA), 12. Michael Goulian (USA)

Watch the Malaysia Red Bull Air Race World Championship race on FOX SPORTS.
Comcast New England: Monday, June 2 – 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Channel 122 FS1, 841 FS1HD
Check local listings for dates and times.



Goulian is looking forward to 3rd Red Bull Air Race in Malaysia

The first two races of this season’s Red Bull Air Race World Championship saw Mike Goulian facing one adversity after another, from engine problems to a pylon strike in the wind. But coming into this weekend’s competition in Malaysia, the proud son of Massachusetts is all smiles. He’s prepared and ready to hit his stride, and besides – third time’s the charm.

Press Release: News about Plymouth, Mass. Resident / Pilot Mike Goulian

Event: Malaysia / Red Bull Air Race World Championship / Motorsports

Photo Credit: Predrag Vuckovic

Photo Credit: Predrag Vuckovic

PUTRAJAYA (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)– Even for someone as positive as Mike Goulian, the opening races of the world’s fastest motorsport series were a disappointment this year. In Abu Dhabi, engine trouble grounded him; and in Croatia, a windy day saw a record number of pilots nick a pylon, Goulian among them. So far, he’s out of the overall the points race. Yet when he talks about how happy he will be to fly on May 17 and 18 over Lake Putrajaya, it’s not an act. With a confidence born of growing up in an aviation family and earning U.S. National aerobatic titles, Goulian knows he’s got the goods to turn things around.

That’s not to say he doesn’t recognize the challenge. At every stop of the eight-event series, he’s facing off against 11 of the world’s best pilots – contenders he knows well. Plus, in Putrajaya they’re all dealing with an exceptional challenge: the tropical temperatures.

“You melt in the plane,” Goulian acknowledged. “But I think the better shape you’re in, the better you do, and while I feel it, the heat doesn’t really bother me.” Just to be safe, he’s eating lots of calories and upping his salt intake to counter dehydration. (The team even bought potato chips, the kind of treat pilots otherwise might pass up to stay light and healthy.)

Airplanes are affected by heat, too. “If you think of where we were in Rovinj compared to here, it’s like having two different planes,” Goulian stated. “In Rovinj the plane was strong and fast – you could really pull on it. Here, it’s all about being smooth and consistent, because when you pull on the plane, it’s almost like skidding in a car. So you just have to fly your line as tight as you can without being too aggressive.”

As the author of a series of books on piloting, Goulian knows how to lay down that kind of performance. “Sure, I believe in ‘three’s the charm,’” he says with a smile. “I am happy to be here and the first training went well. “I think we’ve got it figured out, and now it’s just consistency more than anything.”
Watch Red Bull Air Race World Championship races on FOX SPORTS. Check local listings for dates and times.