Posted - 2009.10.22 11:27:00 - [3
You need the frigate level V to train for assault ships, not to fly them.
If you get podded in your Jaguar and your med clone is not up to date you will lose points from your highest ranking skill. If this happens to be Minmatar frigate you will find yourself having to retrain to level V, yet still have the ability to fly another Jaguar before it is trained up
This is the same reason you can fly any rigged ships, even if you do not have the skills to fit the rigs yourself. You just don't gain the benefits of the prerequisite skills