Airplane pushback


#1

Hello.

Its really odd to see a plane driving backwards.
Planes are getting pushed back by a pushback truck.
Would be cool to see that ingame.

Admigo


#2

Hi mate the devs have also said this will be part of the game eventually.


#3

Ooh okay thanks. Sorry , i am just soo excited about this game. Just discover this game today.


#4

Don’t apologise, it’s great to have you in the community and excited as we all are!


#5

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:


#6

Thanks!


#7

Actually there are planes that can do the “party trick” of driving backwards. The Dash 8 Q400 and he Twin Otter for example can reverse their blades and slowly move backwards.


#8

How do smaller aircraft do this? They are too small for push-back trucks right?


#9

There’s often a connection point, other kinds of tugs. Really small aircraft will just turn round on the spot.


Can get them in and out of hangers by hand, they’re not heavy.


#10

Just found this…

Would be…interesting…to see this in-game! :grinning:


#11

They twist they angle of the prop blades so that the prop is providing thrust in the opposite direction


#12

Question - when a plane is being pushed back - should it follow the taxiway lines?


#13

I would say yes, as they keep the aircraft out of the way of airport equipment and fittings.


#14

Are you asking for real life or in-game?