Flying Magazine spent time with Michael Goulian at the 2015 Sun ‘N Fun fly-in discussing his career and what it takes to succeed in aviation. Goulian said, “success isn’t measured by awards or money, it’s measured by the love you have for your career and what you give back to your profession”.

“I didn’t find airplanes, airplanes found me,” Airshow and Red Bull Air Race Pilot Michael Goulian said. With more than 25 years experience as a pilot, Goulian knows endurance and 100 percent commitment are required to be great in aviation. “There are no short cuts to success, said Goulian. It just takes being passionate about what you do and choosing to never give up”.

Watch this video to see and hear about some of the challenges that Goulian faces every day which actually inspires him to keep pushing to be better and better.

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For more information about starting a career in aerobatic or air show flying, please read this article written by Michael a few years ago, where he discusses his personal career path.