Whelen Aerospace Technologies (WAT) and Mike Goulian Air Shows (MGAS) recently extended their sponsorship agreement to continue their successful partnership into 2021 & 2022. The 2021 air show season will mark ten years of WAT and MGAS as marketing partners. 

The relationship between WAT and MGAS is a natural fit because both companies share a common passion for innovation, dedication, and excellence” said Mike Goulian Airshows President (and pilot), Mike Goulian. 

Whelen Aerospace Technologies (WAT) has been a trusted partner of ours for a decade. We’re honored to be a WAT partner because they’re an integral part of the fabric of general aviation. WAT is selfless in their support of general aviation and specifically the air show performers”, Goulian continued.

You can find WAT’s lighting products on aircraft ranging from experimental and light sport up to large cabin bizjets. The WAT Team is dedicated to continuing to innovate their product line to continue to offer upgrade options for their clients.

For 2021, the WAT and Goulian team will focus on two iconic aviation events – Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo (April 13 – 18) in Lakeland, Florida and AirVenture (July 26 – August 1) in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. 

In 2018, Whelen completed the purchase of LoPresti Aviation to create the new brand of Whelen Aerospace Technologies (WAT). In early 2020, Goulian Aerosports redesigned their aircraft and uniform branding to match the new WAT branding. The WAT Extra 330SC now adorns the yellow and black branding that has become synonymous with the distinctive WAT brand. 

CEO of WAT, Tyler Wheeler is right in saying that “we are looking forward to showing off the WAT colors at airshows across the USA!”. The airplane spent about a month in California in Jan 2020 and the paint is beautiful. Thanks to the team at Art Craft Paint Inc. You can read more about the aircraft’s redesign here.

With over 15 airshows in 2021, our team will be busy. With the COVID pandemic still putting most events in a holding pattern, the schedule will adjust:

April 13 – 18Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo  Lakeland, FL
May 15 – 16 Melbourne AirshowMelbourne, FL
June 5 – 6 Smyrna Air ShowSmyrna, TN
June 26 – 27RI AirshowQuonset, RI
July 3 – 4Cherry FestivalTraverse City, MI
July 10 – 11Jimmy Stewart AirshowIndiana, PA
July 26 – Aug 1 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, WI
Aug 21 – 22Chicago Air & Water ShowChicago, IL
Sept 4 – 5Cape Cod Air Show & Open HouseCape Cod, MA
Sept 11 – 12Portsmouth / Pease AirshowPortsmouth, NH
Sept 18 – 19 Oceana AirshowVirginia Beach, VA
Sept 25 – 26California Capital Airshow Sacramento, CA
Oct 2 – 3The Great Pacific Air Show Huntington Beach, CA
Oct 30 – 31
Wings over North GeorgiaRome, GA

Keep an eye on our website’s schedule page for updates to the schedule as the Winter unfolds.

Goulian, an award-winning American aviator from Massachusetts, performs at air shows across North America, having spent his life advancing his flying skills and showmanship through competitive aerobatic flying, air racing, constant coaching and practice, and high-performance air show display flying.

George Whelen III, founder of Whelen, developed the one of the earliest rotating, anti-collision aircraft beacons in 1952 and launched the technology that currently provides innovative safety lighting for police, fire, EMS and other emergency services. “The pride of our company is deep rooted in aviation. Mike Goulian’s commitment and dedication to excellence is shared by Whelen employees and sales partners. This makes a perfect alliance,” said Whelen’s CEO, Tyler Wheeler.