Sean Brodeur
CSIP instructor

Sean Brodeur is a passionate Flight Instructor. He is a rare find as one of only a few professional flying educators in the United States.

Sean’s 14,000 hours in the air and 12,000 hours of flight instructing make him a highly valued and sought after CSIP. Sean has over 2,000 hours in Cirrus aircraft alone.

Sean’s calm and unassuming approach to flying with his customers allows his clients to fly relaxed, knowing there is a professional next to them to guide their way while learning to fly.

David Crookes
David Crookes
Cirrus Training Instructor

David began his career at Embry-Riddle Univ. where he earned his B.S. in Aeronautical Science, was a member of the Golden Eagles Flight Team, and was a CFII. After 22,000 hours of flight time and 26 ½ years, he retired from United Airlines as Captain in the B-767-400 & B-757-200. After retirement he was hired to assist in starting up a FAR-135 commuter as Assistant Chief Pilot, FAA Designated Company Check Airman, and Flight Instructor.
A natural teacher, he maintained his instructor currency throughout his career. David believes that he can share his experience with pilots who aspire to improve their performance and proficiency as aviators. He is excited to be able to focus his efforts on training.

Prassuna Budlong
Prassuna Budlong
Cirrus Training Instructor

Prassuna’s life long goal has always been to teach. She began flight training at the age of 17, and soon realized aviation was a second calling. Prassuna continued training and earned her Commercial Multi-engine certificate nine months later. Today she is a CFII and has over 1000 hours of flight time.

As a flight instructor, Prassuna combines her passion for education and aviation. Her dedication and pursuit for excellence ensures customers get the most out of their Cirrus experience. Prassuna is also a proud proponent of women in the aviation industry.

Brian Bishop, Maj Gen, USAF (Ret)
VP Operations & Cirrus Training Instructor

Brian Bishop grew up in an Air Force family and is a 1983 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, earning a BS in aeronautical engineering. He has held assignments at Headquarters Air Combat Command, Air Staff, the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Joint Staff and the Air Force Division, U.S. Military Training Mission in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Brian was also commander of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, “Thunderbirds”; the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea and the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Joint Base Balad, Iraq. He has over 5,000 flying hours which includes 1,700 hours as an instructor pilot in many military and civilian type aircraft.

Levi Fischer, Crew Chief & A&P Technician
A&P Technician

Levi joined the Goulian team in 2017 as our Crew Chief for our airshow team ( that travels the US throughout the year. The Crew Chief position is a very special position on our team as Michael has to have complete trust in the crew chief and in turn, his plane, to be able to fly high extreme aerobatics with confidence. Adding Levi to the Mike Goulian Aviation team shortly after was a natural fit for him and we have not looked back. Hailing from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, he was the factory assembly specialist at Sonex Aircraft. He has taken the Cirrus factory training and takes great care of our entire Cirrus fleet.

Tyler Adams
Marketing Coordinator

Tyler Adams joined the team in 2019. Tyler will be at Mike Goulian Aviation spearheading our goal to increase the frequency and emotional impact of our social media content. What we do and why we do it is very powerful to many of our customers and fans. We will exemplify that notion through our content.

Karin Goulian

Karin and husband, Michael, started Mike Goulian Aviation (MGAV) because they are passionate about aviation and particularly, the Cirrus Brand.

Their goal is to create a special home for Cirrus pilots and aircraft owners who wish to learn to fly and/or have their aircraft managed by a company that is focused on exceeding the highest standards in the industry.

Karin, a pilot herself with a keen passion for flying and business, is the backbone behind MGAV.

Michael Goulian
CSIP / Owner

Mike Goulian, a professional pilot with almost 9,000 hours of flying, has been a flight school owner & operator for more than 30 years. His family started a flight school outside of Boston in 1964 and operated it until its sale in 2017.

Mike Goulian Aviation (MGAV) is Michael’s new business focused on the Cirrus Aircraft. He is excited to create this business based on his vision of general aviation excellence.

Mike and his wife Karin, have also operated their own air show and air racing business for decades. As an industry leader known for excellence in everything he does, Michael looks forward to sharing his passion for aviation excellence with MGAV’s customers.