Cassandra Bradley (Florida)

Cassandra Bradley is based at X55, Mid Florida Airport, Eustis, Florida.

I’m a 47 year old network administrator. Married but separated. I never had any children but I love my kitties!

My uncle used to be a flight instructor many years ago and used to take me for rides in his Cessna 175 back when I was a teenager. That got me interested but his plane was destroyed in a fire and he didn’t get another one until decades later. For me, regular life took over, along with the whole adulting thing and I came to regard flying as strictly a thing for rich people and sort of forgot about it for many years.

I recently met a friend who has a hangar next to her house and a grass runway behind it. She’s teaching me how to fly a plane and I gave her some lessons in aerial photography from a drone.

No actual ratings at the moment. I fly a drone every now and then at work and am studying for the Part 107 test. I’m also getting whatever instruction and time at the controls I can get in my friend’s Rans S20 taildragger.

Aircraft flown:
Rans S20 Raven “The Air-Plain” (it’s all-white)
Aeroprakt A22 Valor “The Damsel fly”
Piper Cherokee

Dream taildragger: I can’t say right now. I need to experience more before I make a commitment! 🙂

Thoughts on taildragging: I’m actually kind of scared of them right now… More specifically, landing one myself.  I’m determined to learn how to conquer that fear and handle one with confidence!

  • Terri Hull
    Posted at 19:07h, 02 November Reply

    Hi Cassandra,
    Come on over to Love’s Landing (97FL) tomorrow, 11/3, for our EAA fly-in lunch. Weather should clear out in the next few hours. It’ll be a lot of fun!
    Using runway 36 for takeoff and landings, 122.9.
    Welcome to the group!
    Terri Hull

  • William
    Posted at 23:40h, 01 November Reply

    Cassandra, if you want to have mad taildragger flying skills, go to a club or glider operation that has a Schweizer 2-33 trainer. At least become competent to solo the 2-33…and then find a place where you can train on an Aeronca 7AC Champ. Once you have a private license and some experience, you’re going to be able to transition into virtually any other taildragger.

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