We took the airplane out from the hangar for a thorough inspection before its engine cowlings were put on. This allowed any leak, suspicious vibration to be detected. After that, Paul had to get his european DC-3 rating validated from his actual U.S. DC-3 rating. As a matter of fact, with such experience and airmanship, it took him the exact hour to be on his feet and ready to hit the road.
I will have the chance to fly in Japan with Paul also, and crossing the Pacific next June towards Alaska. I am looking forward to it, to say the least!