Re: [catfishhunter] USPA Poll on AFF Instructor Requirement
I got 6+ hours of freefall time to get my AFFI (since expired) in the 1970's and 1980's, when single-airplane DZs were the norm, no one had packers, and just about everyone had a significant number of Cessna jumps in there. It's not that hard.
Since you need 500 jumps, that means that if someone hasn't amassed 6 hours of FF time, they're probably primarily swooping.
While it's good to have some focus on canopy skills, I think that someone who has a range of FF experience is best suited. Really.
(This post was edited by wmw999 on May 21, 2012, 3:33 PM)