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Jacobson Flare Pty Ltd

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Since 1987, the unique application of The Jacobson Flare has eliminated the imprecise aspects of landing an airplane, otherwise unchanged since the end of World War 1 in 1918. Everything else in aviation has advanced, but NOT landing training. Historically, the manual landing manoeuvre has remained indeterminate. Conventional flare techniques have involved an inconsistent, critical estimation of height above the landing surface and are subject to a number of variable factors, summarised as aircraft, pilot and environmental.

The Jacobson Flare is the first and only quantifiable, universal and consistent landing technique in the history of aviation. To land an airplane consistently well, a pilot should be able to explain the following five questions:

1. Where to aim?
2. How to aim?
3. When to flare?
4. How much to flare?
5. How fast to flare (flare rate)?

The Jacobson Flare App answers all five applying, clearly and simply, known principles and facts that enable a pilot at any level of competence and experience to finally and fully understand HOW to make safer and more consistent landings, in any airplane type. The noted increase in pilot competence and confidence is breathtaking.

Recently, in early 2020, we released The Jacobson Flare App V2.0. Professionally designed, the Jacobson Flare app is so much more than the simple equivalent of a 330-page book; interactive and inclusive, it totally replaces and greatly enhances successive and widely acclaimed presentations of the original 1987 Jacobson Flare paper, “Where to Flare” and other associated files.

Now, we welcome you to our free companion app:

The Jacobson Flare News ‘Reflections on landing’
We bring you news and views from The Jacobson Flare – and tips on finessing your landings.
More than this, we plan articles sharing my 50 years' experience as a pilot and flight instructor/training captain in both GA and the Australian airline environment, together with some special guest contributors, from time to time.
No one could possibly imagine some of the events and episodes that shaped my early career and were later applied to the many pilots whose flight training was entrusted to me. Flight instruction is a rare privilege and, quite often, it is the instructor who learns more than the student.
Richard Bach, in 'Illusions', stated: "We teach best what we most need to learn". The creation and development of the Jacobson Flare has been a career-long challenge. The main objectives have always been improved flight safety and the vital raising of pilot competence – and confidence – in the most satisfying manoeuvre in all of aviation – the landing.

The Jacobson Flare has been adopted enthusiastically by thousands of pilots in 65 countries. The convenient digital format on iPad has accelerated industry awareness and acceptance and offers predictable and consistently better landings for those individual pilots, at ANY level of experience, who are always seeking to improve their skill set.

Perhaps the three best descriptions come from highly experienced professional pilots: “the greatest single advance in flying training in many, many years and represents simple unassailable aerodynamic logic”; “this is probably what we have all been trying to do all these years”; and “this has the elegant simplicity of the safety pin”.


Captain David M Jacobson MAP FRAeS: +61 419 346 336

The Jacobson Flare – ‘Simple, Unassailable, Aerodynamic Logic’

What’s New

Version 5.2.0

bugfixes and improvements

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5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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