Back-Up Plan achievement in Microsoft Flight Simulator (Win 10)

Back-Up Plan

Utilize pre-flight Pushback Service to move aircraft, for a total distance of 1 mile.

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How to unlock the Back-Up Plan achievement

  • meochan913meochan913147,731
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    Start your flight on any gate/parking spot that has a tug service.
    I used Ramp 154 on CYYZ for this achievement cuz there is no objects stopping a straight pushback behind the plane along the way.

    Fire up your plane and request the pushback service. Turn up your sim rate which you need to assign individual keys to increase and decrease the sim rate.

    Wait for the achievement to pops up within 60s depending on your sim rate.
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    jrod39Unfortunately, this didn't work for me. I didn't see any progress on the tracker from the 2% I already had. Another solution, for Deadstick Landing, also didn't work for me so I wonder if Microsoft has already pushed out a patch. For those wondering about increasing sim rate, see

    [Note: I didn't downvote this solution; that was someone else.]
    Posted by jrod39 on 22 Aug 20 at 16:13
    meochan913Hi jrod39, I don't believe MS have the time to do something like this... But I do think there are multiple achievements could be bugged since I'm also stuck at other achievements. What I can give you is only the method that I used to get this achievement. BTW you do need to call radio for the push back instead of the shift+p option.
    Posted by meochan913 on 23 Aug 20 at 00:39
    jrod39That's totally fair, Meochan913. I was just commenting that it didn't work for me, not criticizing the solution (which worked for you). I did use the ATC menu to call for pushback and even changed direction a few times just to see if that made a difference.
    Posted by jrod39 on 23 Aug 20 at 17:59
    jrod39Just following up on this: I unlocked the achievement this morning after running through the checklists manually. When I had tried it before (twice), I had used Ctrl-E to start the engines and then called for pushback. This time, I completed the three pages and only called for pushback then. Going straight back from CYYZ ramp 154, I manually requested the end of pushback once I hit the houses, and the achievement popped after the second time I did this (I gained about 70% the first time so I knew it was working).
    Posted by jrod39 on 24 Aug 20 at 15:39
    meochan913Congrats jrod39!!!! Didn't realize that this achievement is "No assist" catagory lol
    Posted by meochan913 on 24 Aug 20 at 16:14
    DoctorFoxBoyI can confirm that you must request to End Pushback or the progress does not count.
    Posted by DoctorFoxBoy on 26 Aug 20 at 05:25
    juliendoubledoesnt work for me
    Posted by juliendouble on 30 Aug 20 at 17:50
    erod550Works for me. You have to make sure you turn off co-pilot control and AI control of managing the radio comms or they will radio to stop the pushback after just a short distance. If you don't ask them to stop they will keep pushing you indefinitely. Also I was still being pushed when the achievement popped. Did not have to end pushback first.
    Posted by erod550 on 31 Aug 20 at 01:02
    insertt coinSuper buggy but I got it eventually. Get your A320neo started up and ready to taxi, and then create a save file. This will save you from multiple startup procedures. Make sure your parking brake is off. I figured out that you CAN push back with the brake on but it won't count. Still, sometimes it worked and sometimes not. Only managed to get less than 10% progress on each attempt, no matter what I tried. Most times I got zero progress. Totally not worth it. I hate being a completionist.
    Posted by insertt coin on 09 Feb at 05:41
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