I have been asked and wondered myself. How come we can instruct with 250 hrs but can't even fly a piston twin for hire without instructing in it? For that matter fly anything for corporate or airlines. Especially in these times after September 11th. Everybodies min's go up. I have people ask me that all the time that aren't related to aviation but other professional fields like medicine, etc. You know they don't take a doctor fresh out of med school and give them a teaching position. They let them get a little experience first then teach. Why is it in our profession it's the other way around? Even talking some co-workers or other people around the FBO's I always hear the bigger equipment is easier to fly. I know they are faster and you have to think faster but there are usually 2 pilots. Usually they are watching each other and help out if one screws up. I know from my experience I had a contract job in Conquest when I had 500 hrs. I learned more from that than I ever did instructing. I liked instructing but 90% of my students were primary and that burned me out. Just a question I always wondered. Any comments or thoughts from the board?