In Star Fox
In Star Fox, which did not feature the Great Fox, training took place as live test flights on the surface of Corneria. These were supervised by General Pepper and involved all four Star Fox team members (Fox, Falco, Peppy, Slippy). A few maneuvers are discussed, and at times the other characters make comments about the test.
As with the Training Mode in the later Star Fox 64, there are many rings to fly through. If Fox flies through five in a row, General Pepper remarks how skillful he is. If Fox flies through all the rings from the beginning of the test until the group formation practice, General Pepper will apologize to Fox for ever having doubted his abilities.