The default pushback system in Flight Simulator is cumbersome, to say the least. You must ask ATC for every little turn you want to make, a process that takes time and leads to delays. That’s why we’ve seen some popular tools show up to greatly ease this task. A freeware option that we’ve featured before, Pushback Helper, was probably the most popular one (and there is also FS2Crew’s Pushback Express) but now there’s a new kid in town!
Toolbar Pushback improves on its older competitor in a few ways. Firstly, it’s completely integrated with MSFS, quickly accessible through the in-sim toolbar, or the classic “Shift+P” keyboard shortcut. Then, the little pop-up window where you can actually use the utility shows up, appropriately designed according to the overall look and feel of Flight Simulator’s interface. No more external apps!
The result is a seamless integration that feels native, almost as if designed by Asobo and Microsoft themselves. It helps that Toolbar Pushback works flawlessly too. It allows full control of the tug direction and speed, making it very easy to quickly pushback from a gate or do a precision turn in a tight spot of the airport.
Besides giving you these much needed pushback controls, this little tool also allows you to call ground services with the click of a button. And the icing on the cake is that you can do all this, on every aircraft, for free!
Toolbar Pushback is another of those perfect little utilities that does what it promises with extreme capability, and is an easy recommendation for pretty much everyone flying in MSFS. Get it now!