July 10, 2014
By AOPA Communications staff
Legendary airshow and racing pilot Michael Goulian will serve as an “AOPA Ambassador,” the association announced July 10.
“Nobody conveys their passion and enthusiasm for flight quite like AOPA’s newest Ambassador, Michael Goulian,” said AOPA President Mark Baker. “His unique flying style epitomizes the freedom, fun, and challenge of aviation. He has been a dedicated AOPA supporter over the years and we couldn’t be more appreciative of Michael’s willingness to contribute in this new way.”
Goulian is known as a fierce competitor whose aggressive but precise approach to flying delivers heart-pounding thrills to audiences around the world. A winner of the U.S. Unlimited Aerobatic Championship and a racer in the Red Bull Air Race Series, Goulian has been honored with all of the airshow industry’s top awards. In his Extra 330SC, he continues to redefine what is possible in the air.
He is also a longtime AOPA member and supporter, serving on the AOPA Foundation’s Board of Visitors and as an honorary chairman of the AOPA Foundation’s Hat in the Ring Society.
During the July 12 AOPA Fly-In in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Goulian will host a seminar about refining decision-making skills and setting personal limitations. He will also take time to meet fans and sign autographs. Learn more about the Plymouth Fly-In here.
Legendary airshow pilot Patty Wagstaff will serve as an AOPA Ambassador and will meet fans, sign autographs, and speak about the demanding and exciting world of competitive and demonstration flying at the AOPA booths at major airshows and several AOPA Fly-Ins in 2014.
AOPA has announced plans for five new fly-ins in 2015 following the success of last year's inaugural events. Events will be held in California, Colorado, Maryland, Minnesota, and Tennessee.
In an effort to increase member engagement, one of AOPA President Mark Baker’s first acts as the association’s new leader was to move away from one annual convention and instead host a series of regional fly-ins to “meet the members where they are.”
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