7.7 Aircraft Slide Drill

7.7.1 Equipment Criteria

  1. The evacuation slide shall be of a type installed in the aircraft with respect to the following categories:

    1. Inflatable, double channel slides;
    2. Inflatable slide and ramp combination;
    3. B747 upper deck door slide(s);
    4. Inflatable, single channel slides; and
    5. Non-inflatable slide.

7.7.2 Performance Criteria

  1. Each trainee shall perform an aircraft inflatable slide drill according to the following:

    1. Locate and touch the manual inflation handle and the disconnect handle from a position at the door sill area; and
    2. Slide down an inflatable slide from each of the categories; or
    3. Slide down an inflatable slide from one of the categories, and for each other inflatable category view an approved video which depicts: the slide, slide/raft, ramp/slide activation and inflation both internally and externally; the video sequence shall also include: inflation sound, disconnect, and "alternate use" (apron) procedures.


  2. Each trainee shall perform an aircraft non-inflatable slide drill according to the following:

    1. Access and retrieve the evacuation slide, if not door mounted;
    2. Attach the evacuation slide clips to the appropriate attachment points on the door frame(s);
    3. Position the slide at exit(s); and
    4. Slide down the slide.
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