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is it possible for an aircraft to pushback without the tug. I saw it in one of the clips from lockersmos great link. any ideas

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

I think aircraft used to be able to manoeuvre backwards by using the reverse thrust, but this was stopped by the FAA because things could be sucked up into the engines and damage them. I don't see how an aircraft could pushback without using reverse thrusters or a tug Confused

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PH First Officer

Yes it certainly is possible to "self push" but certainly for a jet as suggested it can lead to FOD ingestion which is why reversers are usually stowed under 60 knots. Most impressive self push I have seen was by a Hercules transporter......I guess it comes in handy in the back of beyond when there are no tugs!

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