For new hire trainees, and sometimes those going through recurrent training, operation of the aircraft door under emergency conditions can be one of the most stressful events of flight attendant can experience during training. While taking exams is stressful as well, they are all knowledge-based. When it comes to the operation of the emergency exit, it is performance-based, which includes shouting of commands and multiple steps that must be performed in proper sequence, without any omission, in order to pass the door drill. For some, it’s just their nerves, for others, it may be their lack of knowledge of the door and procedures. Providing crewmembers with a comprehensive training program about the door, its features, and how it functions can help provide greater understanding, and possibly improve flight attendant performance through increased confidence in themselves.