Current Version 1.4.1
Initial Release 23. May 2021
Last Updated 17. March 2022
File Size 8.40 MB
Downloads 318,835

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Toolbar Pushback gives you full control over your pushback! Use Pushback Pre-Planning for automated pushback procedures, or take control yourself and steer the tug with your rudder pedals, joystick, keyboard or mouse and steplessly adjust the tug speed to your liking. All natively from within Flight Simulator without the need for running any apps or alt tabbing out of the sim. Additionally, ground services can be called with a click of a button. Works with all types of aircraft. 

 

📖 Instructions
  • Download the latest release of "Toolbar Pushback" 
  • Extract the zip file into the community folder (remove previous version of this add-on before updating!)
  • Press the Pushback Icon in the Flight Simulator Toolbar
  • Alternatively press the classic "shift + p" 
  • Toggle the add-on window by pressing "right ctrl + p"  
  • Note: Make sure no other pushback apps are running, as this may interfere with Toolbar Pushback (thanks to @BlueHomeland for pointing out) 
  • Enjoy and happy pushbacking! 

📺 Check out my playlist on YouTube containing tutorials and reviews about Toolbar Pushback. Big shout out to the awesome YouTubers for creating these videos. Make sure to give them a like & sub. 

 

📢 Pushback Pre-Planning now available

Toolbar Pushback is now available with the highly anticipated "Pushback Pre-Planning"! Plan the pushback route ahead and let the pushbacker automatically do his/her job whilst you carry on with your checklists and start your engine(s).

Update 1.4.1: This update addresses reported issues. See the changelog for details. 

IMPORTANT: When you experience any issue, first check the FAQ down below before reaching out. Questions to known issues won't be answered.

 

🤝 I need your support !

With over 200,000 downloads Toolbar Pushback has become an indispensable tool for every serious Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 pilot.

I am AmbitiousPilots, passionate developer, student and creator of Toolbar Pushback. Next to my studies I'm working on my freeware projects. A lot of time goes into the development of Toolbar Pushback. I've been working hard to get Pushback Pre-Planning working in MSFS, and it's still freeware. Support me so I can keep maintaining and creating software you can't live without! Thank you.

https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AmbitiousPilots
https://www.patreon.com/AmbitiousPilots

Remember, freeware is free to use but not free to create. 

 

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🔤 Help Translate Toolbar Pushback

Want to use Toolbar Pushback in your language? Then participate in translating this freeware add-on! 

To make Toolbar Pushback more accessible and convenient for flight simmers all around the world, we need your help. You can participate in translating any of the languages officially supported by Microsoft Flight Simulator. Head on over to https://poeditor.com/join/project?hash=qqZr0MUA2F , select the language(s) you speak and start translating. Each participant that delivers quality translations will be listed in the add-on credits. So choose a nickname on poeditor.com that you want to be listed. Have fun and thank you for taking part! 

Kudos to the awesome people who contributed their translations to Toolbar Pushback: 
Awesomeblack533 (Dutch), Pieter van 't Hof (Dutch), rmaure06 (French), DaStrobel (German), 
Maik (German), Picca (Italian), Ruben2097 (Italian), Papa (Norwegian), Maciej (Polish), 
Andre_sacheti (Portuguese), PreSuffix (Portuguese), Andrey (Russian), Alex G (Spanish), 
Antonio Blasco (Spanish), Bengt (Swedish), EpicPrimus (German), Rogerio Avelino (Portuguese) 

 

👁️‍🗨️ IMPORTANT 
  • Use the latest version of Toolbar Pushback. Previous versions are no longer supported 
  • If you have the FlyByWire A32NX installed, please make sure you use the latest version to prevent issues 
  • In order for the ground services to stay at the aircraft (when supported), Toolbar Pushback must be enabled 
  • For any questions, issues, bug reports, please send me a PM so I can try to help you 

 

💡 NOTAM 

Due to changes in Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update 8, make sure to use the latest version of Toolbar Pushback as the previous versions (<= 1.3.1) are no longer compatible with this new release of Microsoft Flight Simulator. 

 

🎧 Interactive Pushback Audio 

In order for the interactive pushback comms to work please make sure that the folder name of the add-on in the community folder equals "ambitiouspilots-toolbar-pushback". Add-On managers may rename the folder, which would make it impossible for MSFS to find the required files. 

 

👉 Feature Requests

As you can see in the comments a lot of awesome feedback has been given! I've compiled a list of feature requests on google forms where you can vote for the things you'd like to see in Toolbar Pushback. Head on over to https://forms.gle/u9WRwEiobJ78EvD4A and let me know what like the most. If the interest in a feature request is high enough, I'll consider implementing it into the add-on. Thanks! 

 

📰 Microsoft Flight Simulator Forums

You can also find and discuss this project on the official Flight Simulator forums

 

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A huge shout out to the awesome people that review Toolbar Pushback and spread the word!

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If you made a review of Toolbar Pushback on your blog, YouTube, twitch or elsewhere, please let us know in the comments or send me a PM. Then I’ll put a link to your review here in the description. 

 

👍 Again a big thank you for all your ratings and comments! 

 

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How to install Toolbar Pushback?

Please follow these steps: 

  • Download the latest release of "Toolbar Pushback" 
  • Extract the zip file into the community folder 
  • Make sure the add-on folder name is ambitiouspilots-toolbar-pushback 
  • Check the README.txt in the add-on folder for further details 
  • Enjoy and happy pushbacking! 

Note: Make sure no other pushback apps are running, as this may interfere with Toolbar Pushback. 

Why is the Interactive Pushback Audio not working?

Apron 

Make sure you start at a gate where a pushback tug is available. Also, when pushback is done and you've dismissed the tug, MSFS won't trigger another tug, depending on the distance you've moved away from the original gate. 

Simulator Audio Settings 

Ensure that in the general simulator settings the volume level for "Voices" is not muted. Move the slider to 100 and fine tune when the pushback audio is audible. 

Readme.txt 

In case it's still not working, check the README.txt in the add-on folder for further instructions. 

Experimental State 

The Interactive Pushback Audio is currently available only for airliners and the voices are in English language. As soon as this new feature is production ready, the audio will be translated and more features added. 

Can I disable the Interactive Pushback Audio?

Yes, simply disable the "Interactive Pushback Audio" option in the Options tab of Toolbar Pushback. This will make the add-on behave like it did before this new feature was added. 

Can I disable the Nosewheel Lift Simulation?

Yes, simply disable the "Simulate Nosewheel Lift" option in the Options tab of Toolbar Pushback. The Interactive Pushback Audio will adapt the voice commands accordingly. 

What if I found a bug or something does not work?

First check the FAQ to see if an answer to your question is provided already. Else please send the developer a private message with details and eventually a screenshot of the issue. You'll then receive a reply asap. 

Where can I send feedback or a feature request?
How to perform a clean install of Toolbar Pushback?

Steps to perform a clean installation of Toolbar Pushback:

1. Backup your community folder

2. Completely empty out the community folder

3. Start Microsoft Flight Simulator and hop into a random flight

4. Close the sim once loaded into the flight

5. Install the latest version of Toolbar Pushback into the community folder and make sure the add-on folder name in the community folder equals: ambitiouspilots-toolbar-pushback 

6. Run the !ENABLE_INTERACTIVE_AUDIO.bat file located in the add-on folder 

7. Run the sim again and load into a random flight

8. When everything works, close the sim and restore the other backed up add-ons / mods

Does Toolbar Pushback have a performance impact?

Toolbar Pushback is not process heavy and is designed to run only when your aircraft is grounded. After takeoff the add-on is in standby mode waiting for you to land the aircraft and the pushback planner is shut down completely. So this add-on does not cause any performance degradation on (long haul) flights with this add-on enabled. Pinpointing the culprit for performance issues is not easy. However, a possible reason for performance issues might be a bug in the file system of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. Even Xbox users complain about performance and CTD issues. Performing a clean installation of Toolbar Pushback is recommended as it forces a refresh of the sim file system. Many users reported success with this method. You'll find the instructions for a clean install here in the FAQ.

What to do when Aircraft Icon or Path disappear on Pushback Planner?

If this happens, simply resize the Pushback Planner window a little bit, which will trigger a map reset but leaves your planned route in tact and restores the Aircraft Icon and Path.

Why won't my Planned Pushback start?

This is when Toolbar Pushback is in non-audio mode. This happens when the Interactive Pushback Audio is not available in certain situations. Then the pushback procedure is a little different.

After requesting pushback, release the parking brakes and press the "HOLD" button to start the push.


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  • Version 1.4.1 March 17, 2022

    Remember, freeware is free to use but not free to create. Your support is important. Thank you.

    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AmbitiousPilots
    https://www.patreon.com/AmbitiousPilots

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    Changelog:
    # Version 1.4.1
    * FIXED: Add-on panels are no longer resizable when closed.
    * FIXED: Possible incompatibility with other third party toolbar add-ons is resolved.
    * FIXED: FBW A32NX aft and cargo door buttons no longer swapped when using certain liveries.
    * IMPROVED: General performance improvements of the Pushback Planner.
    * ADDED: Door buttons in the aircraft tab for the new Aerosoft Twin Otter.

  • Version 1.4.0 March 05, 2022

    I've been working hard to get Pushback Pre-Planning working in MSFS. Remember, freeware is free to use but not free to create. Support me so I can keep maintaining and creating software you can't live without! Thank you.

    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AmbitiousPilots
    https://www.patreon.com/AmbitiousPilots

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    Changelog:
    # Version 1.4.0
    * ADDED: Pushback Pre-Planning (public beta) for fully automated pushback procedures.
    * IMPROVED: Nosewheel Lift Simulation is no longer overshooting threshold.
    * FIXED: Compatibility adaptations for Sim Update 8.

  • Version 1.3.1 September 05, 2021

    # Update 1.3.1
    * FIXED: Interactive Pushback Audio no longer repeats commands.
    * FIXED: Localization now also works when installing via add-on manager.
    * FIXED: Version number in manifest is now correct.
    * IMPROVED: UI slider elements now take up full width of add-on window.
    * IMPROVED: German and Portuguese localization updated.
    * ADDED: New translation contributors added to credits.
    * ADDED: Option to enable / disable the Nosewheel Lift Simulation.

  • Version 1.3.0 September 03, 2021

    # Update 1.3.0
    * FIXED: Adjusted door buttons (fwd, aft, cargo) for Project Mega Pack Airbus A321.
    * IMPROVED: UI window can now be resized to smaller dimensions.
    * IMPROVED: Add-On package data updated with thumbnail for the FS Content Manager.
    * ADDED: Interactive Pushback Audio for airliner pushback procedure (experimental).
    Note: Ground service comms phrases adapted for simulator use.
    * ADDED: Add-On now waits for tug to be connected when Interactive Audio mode is enabled.
    * ADDED: Localization (translated by community) for the following languages:
    Dutch, English (reference), French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish,
    Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
    * ADDED: Credits for all translations by the awesome community. THANK YOU!
    * ADDED: New option for Audio added to UI Options Tab.

    ! Kudos to the awesome people who contributed their translations to Toolbar Pushback:
    Awesomeblack533 (Dutch), Pieter van 't Hof (Dutch), rmaure06 (French), DaStrobel (German),
    Maik (German), Picca (Italian), Ruben2097 (Italian), Papa (Norwegian), Maciej (Polish),
    Andre_sacheti (Portuguese), PreSuffix (Portuguese), Andrey (Russian), Alex G (Spanish),
    Antonio Blasco (Spanish), Bengt (Swedish)