Re: [catfishhunter] USPA Poll on AFF Instructor Requirement
I think serious tunnel training is a great way to increase many of the skills (any of the in tight flying and lurking) needed for AFF. (but not to replace any)
From what I've seen, I'd like to see the requirements increased from the current baseline as it is for just regular jumping and coaching.
Frankly, I'd prefer to see the jump numbers and experience requirements increased AND a certain amount of focused/coached tunnel time added to that increase. (that should get me a little bit of flak)
However, demonstration of abilities directly to the course evaluator is still better than any pre-reqs. And I'd give a lot more respect to a personal recommendation/endorsement by a respected local instructor to the course evaluator over some unknown person showing up with a logbook regardless of the relative numbers of years or jumps between the two.
(This post was edited by rehmwa on May 22, 2012, 7:29 AM)