(c) Upon the aircraft commander's
2-7. Attaching the Chest Pack Parachute to Harness.
command, move to the center of the cabin door and place
the left hand on the outside of the door frame. Grasp, but
do not pull, the ripcord grip with the right hand (fig. 2-10).
When handling the chest parachute, use
the carrying handles located on the
ends or top of the pack. Do not grasp
the ripcord grip.
To attach the chest pack parachute to the harness
assembly, grasp the pack by the top nylon carrying handle
and insure the ripcord grip is to the right side (fig.2-8). Lift
the pack and connect the pack dee rings to the harness
2-8. Aircraft Bailout Procedures.
Personnel participating in aerial flight
will not initiate bailout procedures
inflight unless directed by the aircraft
Figure 2-8. Chest Pack.
The absolute minimum altitude for
is 400 feet above the terrain.
Bailout procedures from an aircraft in-flight will
vary due to the difference in aircraft size, location and
type of emergency in-flight exits, and whether the aircraft
is of high-wing or low-wing design. The following are
recommended bailout procedures for the related aircraft
a. U-6A (Beaver).
(1) All personnel seated within. the aircraft
cabin shall prepare to bailout of the aircraft after the cabin
side doors have been jettisoned. The preferred in-flight
exit for cabin personnel is the left rear cabin door.
However, the right rear cabin door may be used, if
necessary. Prepare for and execute the bailout as
(a) Disconnect and remove the seat
belt and shoulder harness, if applicable.
(b) Stand up and insure the
parachute leg and chest straps are connected and tight.
Further insure all webbing loose ends are stowed in the
Figure 2-9. Attaching Chest Pack to Harness
applicable sliding web keeper.