"I thought Hopalong Cassidy died," Dean said with a smile.
He first started recreational flying in 1986, and began learning competition aerobatics in 1994 in Alan Cassidy's Pitts S2A.
Ted Cassidy played the butler in which US comedy of the 1960s?
Did Butch Cassidy survive the wild shootout with Bolivian troops in 1908?
With his growing fame and singing success, Cassidy was keen to shake his squeaky-clean teen idol image and to pursue a solo career.