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Hello could you tell me how to push back an airplane from PMDG? Many Thanks in advance

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Here's a related question.Regarding the way in the 744 that one has to input the distance and degree of pushback in the comm panal, is this how a pilot would do it in real life? Or would they just say vocally to the ground guy "back 15 metres, right 90 degrees" or whatever?Just curious... thanks.

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A little note to consider. The left or right deisgnation tells you which way the TAIL will go, not the nose.

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>A little note to consider. The left or right deisgnation>tells you which way the TAIL will go, not the nose.Isn't it the other way around? As far as I know the angle left or right is where the aircraft nose will point to after pushback.CheersThomas

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the pushback feature on the PMDG744 will move the nose left or right. If you use the FS command of SHIFT+P+1 or SHIFT+P+2 will move the TAIL left or right

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In R/L the pushback crew pushes the aircraft back following the yellow taxi line and then to a position where:-The aircraft is facing towards the desired direction of taxi-The aircraft can start its taxi without the breakaway thrust level damaging anything behind the aircraft.-Any remaining pre-taxi procedures can be carried out without holding anyone up. Normally it's a matter of going 30 or 40 metres back and turning through 90 degrees but sometimes a tug will take you well clear of the parking stands.

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I can't enter any figures into the push back boxes on the PMDG B747-400, what am I forgetting to do, or doing wrong?

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>I can't enter any figures into the push back boxes on the>PMDG B747-400, what am I forgetting to do, or doing wrong?You need to right-click the button in the centre on the pushback area and two boxes will illuminate in white. You can change the figures then

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hi there,question 1: I can't find the pushpack panel in the VC? Is this right?question 2: the DISTANCE is in which unit (meters oder inches)? If we suppose a total lenght of the Queen of about 70 meters and I enter 70 and press the middle button (eg distance: 70, angle: 90r) the airplane is pushedbacked anywhere but not the supposed length of a 744. Can't find the relationship between "70", the length of the plane and that what happens when I watch the pushpack in the bird's-eye view.question 3: Yesterday I tried some distance variations and found out, when I enter distance=0 angle=90R the plane pushedbacks in a circle but does not stop!! It did some full 360

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When I worked for AAL in Miami quite a few years ago, we just pushed the aircraft back into the alley with room to start and taxi. The pilot never told us where with the exception of a few distant gates where they would tell us either Tail north or tail south to correspond with traffic flow and the near by taxi way. Didn't pay worth a crap, but it sure was a fun job :-)Scott

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>When I worked for AAL in Miami quite a few years ago, we just>pushed the aircraft back into the alley with room to start and>taxi.>Scott,maybe this is a dumb question (and a bit off topic):You say that you worked for AAL in Miami. Isn't the ground staff employed by the airport?BTW, maybe you pushed back our aircraft one of the times I was in Miami.:-) CheersThomas

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