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Is there a way to tell from the external views how many feet I can go back then left or right before hitting the terminal?

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dont  know  unsless  you go to spot  view  from above,  but   gsx  does  a  decent  job  or push  back etc

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It depends on the terminal you're at and the aircraft you're using! ;) 

 

There's a useful freeware add-on called groundhandling (latest version was 5 I believe).

 

Or, if you're using FSOpen Clouds then it has enhanced pushback: You can hold down 1 or 2 to turn the aircraft as far as you require. 

 

I just eyeball it in locked spot, panning around as necessary.

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If you don't want leave your cockpit view while in pushback, you can create a new window (Top-down view) size it and slide it to wherever is convenient.   Since you can increase or decrease the zoom level, this window becomes quite useful for not only pushbacks, but also, if flying large aircraft, clearances at wing tips and when turning on various taxiways the centre line disappears under you.   Remember, you need to click on that window to make adjustments and then set your focus back onto the cockpit when finished.   Airliners do have this capability using fuselage and nose wheel cameras, so this is not a great deviation from the actual.

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Edward, that might be $39 more than the OP is willing to pay....however it does look amazing. :cool:

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Edward, that might be $39 more than the OP is willing to pay....however it does look amazing.

 

Yea  maybe  but  its more  than  just a push back addon,  you get catering  follow  me  to  and  from rwy, deice   etc

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True facts, Pete!

 

Mind you I mainly fly cargo and pack my sandwiches and coffee before getting on board  :P

 

Does a follow me vehicle take the place of progressive taxi in the stock FSX or is it only in special circumstances?

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Does a follow me vehicle take the place of progressive taxi in the stock FSX or is it only in special circumstances?

you can use the follow me to the active rwy or back from the rwy to the parking in any instances you want to

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