Current Version 1.3.1
Initial Release 23. May 2021
Last Updated 05. September 2021
File Size 8.34 MB
Downloads 115,482

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Toolbar Pushback gives you full control over your pushback! Control the tug direction 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 
  • 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 interfer with Toolbar Pushback (thanks to @BlueHomeland for pointing out) 
  • Enjoy and happy pushbacking! 



Toolbar Pushback has reached a wonderful milestone: one hundred thousand downloads! That’s an insane amount considering that this add-on was launched in May of this year. 

In order to celebrate this, AmbitiousPilots teamed up with LatinVFR for a giveaway of 5 copies of the wonderful Airport Regional Environment X. AREX enhances your sim with much more realistic and detailed ground service vehicles, working perfectly together with Toolbar Pushback. 

At this point we would like to say thank you to all of you using and celebrating Toolbar Pushback and to those who actively support this add-on by spreading the word, providing translations and giving feedback, and for continuously providing the downloads to this awesome community. 

Also a huge shout-out to the content creators that keep using and mentioning Toolbar Pushback in their videos and streams! 

The giveaway is now over. Winners have been announced:


📢 Interactive Pushback Audio is real! 

Toolbar Pushback version 1.3.1 is available now and comes with interactive pushback comms! Also, thanks to the awesome community, the add-on is now localized. See the changelog and readme file for details. 

When installing, please make sure 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. 


🔤 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 , 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 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) 


  • 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 



Due to changes in Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update 5, make sure to use the latest version of Toolbar Pushback as the previous versions (<= 1.2.2) are no longer compatible with this new release of Microsoft Flight Simulator. 


👉 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 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


✔️ Reviews

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! 


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 interfer with Toolbar Pushback. 

Why is the Interactive Pushback Audio not working?


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. 


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. Remove Toolbar Pushback from your FS Community folder 

2. Start Microsoft Flight Simulator and hop into a flight and close FS again 

3. Download the latest release of Toolbar Pushback and extract to your community folder 

4. Make sure the add-on folder name in the community folder equals: 

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

6. Start Microsoft Flight Simulator and enjoy Toolbar Pushback 


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  • 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)

  • Version 1.2.4 August 20, 2021

    # Update 1.2.4
    * FIXED: Sim Update 5 caused some fuel planner sliders to be hidden due to error in native simulator script (optionsListContent.js).
    * FIXED: UI buttons that were disabled could still be clicked after Sim Update 5.
    * IMPROVED: Catering truck will remain active until you dismiss the service.
    * IMPROVED: Baggage loader will remain active until you dismiss the service.
    * IMPROVED: Fuel truck will remain active until you close the fuel dialog.
    * IMPROVED: Stairs (ramp truck) now remain attached properly on all supported airliners.
    * IMPROVED: Pushback tug braking system has been revised.
    * IMPROVED: UI Tug Direction center line position corrected.
    * ADDED: New options for Ground Services added to UI Options Tab.

  • Version 1.2.3 July 27, 2021

    # Update 1.2.3
    * FIXED: Compatibility with Microsoft Flight Simulator version