We’ve been over this before. I have told you, most pilots wait until they are pushed back from the gate before starting their engines. The pilots make the ground controllers aware that we are ready for pushback and they will tell us when it’s our turn. The pilots then communicate through headphones with the driver of the pushback tug that we are ready for pushback. The pushback driver will then push the plane back onto the taxiway with the wing walkers kind of making sure no dangers exist behind us. Once the tug stops, the pin used to connect the plane to the tug is removed and held up so that the pilots can see the plane is now using its own power. The pilots will use thrust from the engines to get the plane out to the runway. Once we are at the runway and given clearance for takeoff, the pilot will release the breaks, push the accelerators up to full thrust and off we go.