power-back on various airliners?

From:         libove@libove.mindspring.com (Jay Vassos-Libove)
Organization: MindSpring Enterprises
Date:         15 Jun 95 01:14:01 
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The "Start-up procedures" (how to steal an airliner) thread got
me thinking about the issue of "power-back" (pushing an airliner
back from a gate withOUT a ground tug vehicle).

Someone commented that on anything other than a (small plane,
such as 737/DC-9), you'd probably need a tug to push the plane

Other than efficiency (wasted fuel) and danger (very strong
jet blast against a terminal building's windows), wouldn't
it be possible for other planes (747/757/767/DC-10/L-1011/
Airbus models/BAC-111/etc) to power-back?

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