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The driving force before takeoff

Source | / Facebook | 17 April 2016 1 minute
Gerhard Ruhland has worked as an employee at Munich Airport for over 25 years. He sometimes causes great irritation among people when explaining his profession. Gerhard is a pusher. Yes, it’s true, although this term is in fact very misleading. What exactly does a pusher do? A pusher pushes and pulls airplanes of up to 550 tons around the runway apron and takes care of supplies and deliveries. But why is this necessary? The answer is quite simple: Aircraft have no reverse gear, and therefore need assistance when leaving their parking positions, the so-called pushback. For Gerhard lets you sneak-peek into an area that is usually inaccessible to passengers. For more please check out