To move forward to final phase of the course, jumper must qualify on the SLFT
, master the aircraft exit procedures from the tower, gain canopy confidence, and pass all physical training requirements.
Similar to the assets in the DFID-based sustainable livelihood framework (SLF), tourism livelihood assets are fundamental to the poor and are at the heart of the SLFT. But, there are differences.
The greatest change to the livelihood pentagon proposed by DFID (1999) lies in the addition of institutional capital into the SLFT. The revised pentagon in Figure 3 displays people's access to tourism livelihood assets.
Unlike PPT which considers poverty in the tourism vein, the SLFT integrates key principles of both the SLA and tourism and offers an organising framework to examine rural development with tourism as a livelihood strategy.
When conducting research applying the SLFT, all key elements need to be addressed and be integrated to achieve holistic thinking.