On The Fly Videos with Mike Goulian: Episodes 14 & 15

Episode 14 – One Flying Machine

The synthesis of new technologies from a wide range of sources is the key to the Cirrus flying experience. That’s the message in episode 14 of “On The Fly With Mike Goulian.” Mike talks about how much has changed in general aviation in the last 25 year and how Cirrus led this trend by bringing together the best technologies for comfort, ergonomics and performance from automotive, aviation and other industries to create a very special airplane. “It is night and day. Flying can be just an amazing experience if you do it in and SR20. It makes for an experience that a lot of other machines just can’t match.”


Episode 15 – CAPS™ Saves Lives

“An airplane parachute system was a bold idea.” In this episode of “On The Fly With Mike Goulian,” Mike talks about the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System, the innovation that has defined Cirrus and has made the ultimate safety difference for over 100 families. “It makes everyone comfortable. It has saved a lot of lives. And that makes a big difference to someone who’s looking to purchase an airplane or someone who is sitting in it flying
every day.”

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Team Goulian Announces 2015 Air Show & Air Race Schedule

Team Goulian’s official 2015 calendar is shaping up. We are only a month away from the first of eight Red Bull Air Race World Championship events, kicking off once again in Abu Dhabi. We’ve also added a number of new U.S. air show locations including Melbourne, FL; Latrobe, PA; Gary, IN; Kansas City, MO; Owensboro, KY; and Peachtree City, GA. Check out our schedule for full details!

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On The Fly Videos with Mike Goulian: Episodes 12 & 13

Episode 12-The Winning Advantage

“Be more committed. Be more dedicated. Want it more than the person that’s competing against you. And you’ll get there.” That’s the message in episode 12 of “On The Fly With Mike Goulian.” Mike talks about how his father was a living example of how hard work and dedication are the keys to success, no matter what you are trying to achieve.

Episode 13-Cirrus Meets Race Technology

“It’s like a Formula 1 car that flies.” That’s how Mike describes his air show and race planes. Hear Mike explain how the advanced technologies and innovations of his high performance race and air show planes serve as inspiration for performance and safety innovations at Cirrus. “They care about making the next generation product. They care about doing the things that no one else has done before.”

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2015 Red Bull Air Race Schedule Announced

Here is the official 2015 Red Bull Air Race Schedule. We’re pumped for next year’s race season. Goulian’s Team #99′s new race plane is going through its race mod program right now. We…… will be ready!!! 

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On The Fly Videos with Mike Goulian: Episodes 10 & 11

Episode 10-Free Time of an Aerobatic Champion

Red Bull Air Race pilot. Aerobatic pilot. Aviation entrepreneur. That’s a full plate for Mike Goulian. What does he do to relax? Mike talks about how he recharges his batteries when he isn’t racing or putting on one of his thrilling air show performances. “Going to the gym is probably the biggest release. I’ll go to a spinning class and get totally engrossed, but really just being with my family is the best thing.”

Episode 11-A Life of Competition

Mike talks about the competitive spirit that was a part of his life from the very beginning. Baseball. Hockey. Tennis. Golf. “My brother and I were competitors in everything we did. When I grew up, I could have done lots of things. I clearly had great hand-eye coordination. Maybe if I wanted to be a pro golfer I could have done that. But I wanted a life in the sky.”

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Goulian sets his sights on a top six finish

Goulian, who won the 2009 race in Budapest, has struggled with an under-performing airplane all season. He is back in 12th place overall with four 12th place finishes in the seven races. His best result this year was 9th in Gdynia – just missing out on 1 point for eighth place. Goulian is the only pilot in the 12-man field without any points this year – something he wants to change on Sunday.

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

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

Goulian flying in the Red Bull Ring in Austria during training Oct 24th. Photo credit: Sebastian Marko

Mike Goulian flying in the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria during training Oct 24th. Photo credit: Sebastian Marko

SPIELBERG, (Austria)- Michael Goulian believes a strong finish to the otherwise disappointing 2014 season in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship could put his team on the right track for a brighter future and the American is optimistic that he can get in the top six at the final race in Spielberg in the Austrian Alps.

“It wasn’t a great season for us,” Goulian said. “We had a slow airplane that we struggled with for the whole year.”

“I think this is a race that might may be wide open because it’s quite a challenging track,” said the pilot from Plymouth, Massachusetts. “I want to get into the Super 8. Once you’re the Super 8, you go really fast as you can and make it in the Final Four. If I could get a top six finish would be great.”

The racetrack at the Red Bull Ring is one of the most challenging ever in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship due to the elevation changes of 65 meters. “Some of the gates are blind so you’re not going able to see one gate as you see the other. It’s going to be a very interesting track,” he said.

Goulian is determined to gather experience from his mistakes this season and prepares himself by developing racing tactics, engineering and his plane for the 2015 season.

“You learn a lesson from every race to get better in the next one. So for us it was really a learning year.”

Watch the Austrian WebCAST this weekend: www.redbullairrace.com/live – Sunday, Oct 26th 13:30 -16:00 UTC [8:30AM EST]

Watch the Las Vegas Red Bull Air Race World Championship race on FOX SPORTS on Monday, October 27th
Check local listings for dates and times.

Final Red Bull Air Race Webcast – Oct 26th

RBAR_Spielberg_Button_smallWatch the live webcast of the 2014 Red Bull Air Race finals in Spielberg, Austria. The site of the race is the “Red Bull Ring” which has a long history of motorsports, most notably as host to Formula One for 18 consecutive years throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

Cheer on Team 99 via RBAR’s live blog – you can post your own comments during the race starting tomorrow, Thursday – through Sunday’s finals.

On the Fly Video with Mike Goulian: Episode 9

Episode 9—The Athleticism of Aerobatics

Listen to Mike talk about the ‘little things that make a difference’ to managing life on the road – nutrition, sleep and exercise. “I need to feel like an athlete in the airplane – whether it’s in an airshow or a Red Bull Air Race, it’s an athletic endeavor.”

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Podcast with Goulian: 2014 Race Season Analysis and What’s Next

Plane Crazy Down Under, Australia’s leading aviation podcast, caught up with Mike at the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Las Vegas last week for candid insight and Mike’s thoughts about this race season, what’s in store for 2015, the rules, his partners and more.

“Just from a technology standpoint, our airplane is a step behind. We have been analyzing all of my flying all year and there may be a tenth [of a second] or two here or 3 tenths there, but nothing that’s glaring, so we’ve focused on the airplane and we’ve made little changes during the year – some bigger than others and I think in reality is there’s no magic formula. It’s just a little bit here and there and finally I’ve caught up. So really for the rest of 2014, it’s in the books, the airplane is what it is and we’ll try to do our best, but we’ll come back next year with a better machine.”

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