Each of the pilots interested in flying C-FLUG are checked out on opening the hangar door, working the fuel pumps, adjusting C-FLUG's seats and other details before they go on their familiarization ride with one of the Volunteer Check Ride Pilots:
1. Frank Thomas (West Jet Pilot, AME, and instructor),
2. Murray Bryson (Retired Air Canada Pilot and small aircraft owner), or
3. C-FLUG's Chief Pilot, Donna Prowse (Air Canada Pilot with 1000s of hours of experience flying in Arctic Canada).
C-FLUG pilots have gained hours of experience helping C-FLUG's AME Jim Aitken removing the cowling, checking each of the systems, including the cockpit light, and inspecting every nook and cranny.
Bob Russell, Marissa Selman, and Joel Nelson replace the cowling for Jim.