This is a pushback plugin for the X-Plane 10 and X-Plane 11 flight simulators. It provides an overhead view to plan a pushback route and accomplishes a fully automated "hands-off" pushback, letting the user focus on aircraft startup and other pilot duties during pushback. It can of course also tow you forward, or perform any arbitrarily complicated pushback operation. To increase immersion, it speaks to you in a variety of languages and accents, simulating ground staff at various places around the world.
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To download and use BetterPushback, simply click on "Release" at the top
download the file labeled
BetterPushback.zip for the latest version.
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To build BetterPushback yourself you need either a Linux or a Mac
machine. The Windows version is built through cross-compiling from Linux.
For the pre-requisites on each platform, see
qmake/build-mac. Once you have everything installed, run the script
build_release from this directory. It drives the build and
compiles everything as necessary.
For details on how to add tug liveries, see
To add a voice set, see
data/msgs/README.txt for the information.