Goulian to Receive Bill Barber Award

June 30th, 2009

ICAS member and veteran air show performer Michael Goulian has been named as the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Bill Barber Award for Showmanship. The award presentation will take place on Monday, July 27 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in conjunction with EAA AirVenture.

Goulian, who has been flying air shows and competitive aerobatics since he was a teenager, was recognized for his talent as an aerial entertainer, for his longstanding commitment to air show professionalism, and for the professional agility he has demonstrated as an air show pilot, world-class aerobatic competitor and Red Bull Air Race competitor.

The Barber Award is presented each year by the publishers of World Air Show News and the friends of air show legend Bill Barber to recognize innovation and achievement in air show showmanship. Past recipients include Danny Clisham, Pietsch Airshows, the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, John Mohr, Patty Wagstaff, Bob Hoover, Sean Tucker, Julie Clark, Jim LeRoy, Bob Hoover, Gene Soucy, Bud Granley, and Leo Loudenslager.