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Chute to safety

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. – Ralph Baker, inventor of the Baker Life Chute, demonstrates the correct way to slide down the chute during egress training at Dover’s Air Traffic Control Tower Aug. 15. The chute is 13 feet in diameter, 112-feet long and is made with 66 strands of rope. The chute is used to quickly and safely evacuate Airmen from the six-story tower. Airmen must keep their bodies straight and their hands above their heads to safely take the plunge. Airmen can also control the speed of their descent with their legs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Shen-Chia Chu)

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