Airshow PerformersAerobatics, fly-bys, demos and more!
Mike Goulian – Aerobatics – in Extra 330SC
Millions of air show spectators around the globe have witnessed the ferocity of a Mike Goulian air show performance. Every roll, pull, and tumble of his flight is a deliberate execution of precision. With his aggressive approach to the air show arena, Mike Goulian has mastered the ability to convey his message of passion through flight.
Mike’s crisp, athletic style of flying is the evolution of his landmark career as an aerobatic competitor. Mike reached the pinnacle of the sport when he won the United States Unlimited Aerobatic Championship at only 27 years of age. He was honored to represent the United States at the World Aerobatic Championship on three separate occasions.
Mike returned to the competitive world with his participation in the famed Red Bull Air Race Championship series. He was chosen once again to represent the United States on a global stage.
Mike is a resident of Plymouth and his air show and air race headquarters are based here at the Plymouth Airport.
This New England native comes home to show off his Ultimate Biplane, which has earned him well-deserved recognition in the air show circuit.
Dan Marcotte’s determination, drive, and vision have successfully propelled him into some of the top motor sport and aviation related arenas. At age 16 he began building and racing stock cars. He raced the short tracks of the Northeast including Thunder Road, Airborne International Speedway and Riverside Speedway from 1990-2000. In 1998 he started designing and building a car that would fulfill a childhood dream of going 200 MPH. In 2001 he took his open-wheeled Lakester 3,000 miles across the country to the world-famous Bonneville Salt Flats. On the third day of racing he achieved his goal topping 202.987MPH.
Never satisfied with the status quo, it was about this time that Dan began pursuing flying. He found himself surrounded by many wonderful mentors working at a local state airport. With no formal experience under his belt he was introduced to ultralights by a group of retirees who spent afternoons hanging out at the local hangars. Dan never looked back. In 2003, with just 80 hours on a private pilot’s license, he set off for Reno, completed Pylon Racing School and raced the International Air Races to a fourth place finish in the Bronze class that very year. By age 30 Dan had successfully made his mark in two of the world’s most prestigious air and motor sport races. On the way back from Reno in 2003 Dan competed in his first IAC competition in his Cassutt IIIM and took 2nd place. Since then Dan has made five more trips to the Bonneville Salt Flats with a streamliner he designed and built, achieved a personal goal of 300 MPH in 2010 at the World Finals, and has earned a commercial pilot’s license and surface-level aerobatic waiver.
Dan is a resident of Bakersfield, Vermont – we are excited to have him return to the Plymouth Airshow again!
John Ryan – Bell 47
John Ryan has been flying his helicopters out of the Plymouth Airport since 1994 and has been a regular performer at our airshows in the past. His demo will show you the performance capabilities of the Bell 47 helicopter. This aircraft has mainly been used to support the local agriculture industry, but is also used for scenic flights, photo flights and more. John will also fly the helicopter at the end of our show to drop 500 golf balls! You can purchase a golf ball at the show for a ticket to be a potential winner of a cash prize. More information on the golf ball drop here. Buy your tickets on Saturday during the event.
Mitch Buckley – RC Aerobatics – RC Jet
Mitch has been flying RC model aircraft for the past 27 years. He is the third generation in his family flying r/c aircraft and for the past 20 years has been competing both locally and across the US in many international competitions which include aerobatics as well as scale aircraft and most recently, jet aircraft. Mitch is a resident of Plymouth and grew up in Marlboro. He is the Director of Aircraft Maintenance at Alpha One Flight School at the Plymouth Airport where he has worked for the past 11 years. He has his private pilot’s license with over 300 hours in multiple aircraft. Mitch has inspired fans in two previous Plymouth air shows with is ability to fly aerobatics with his RC Jet.