The Jacobson Flare

'Simple, Unassailable Aerodynamic Logic' 

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NEW! App for iPad

NEW! App for iPad

Download now on the App Store - a new 300 slide interactive app with vital aim point and flare point calculator tools.


Conventional Flare Practice Examined

Conventional Flare Practice Examined

Our detailed analysis of the conventional flare reveals critical deficiencies. Now learning to land has a tangible skill-set delivering accuracy, consistency and predictability.


The Actual Flight Path Angle

The Actual Flight Path Angle

Discover why the concept of using height alone as the basis for commencing a flare is flawed, mathematically.


Introducing The Jacobson Flare:

Introducing The Jacobson Flare:

Using familiar triangulation principles, knowing when to flare is no longer a guess – it’s simply calculated and fully visible to the pilot!


Flying a Constant Angle Path

Flying a Constant Angle Path

Learn how to select and hold an aim point – aiming the airplane just like a rifle.


Good Landings Rarely Follow Bad Approaches

Good Landings Rarely Follow Bad Approaches

A stable approach is paramount - for safety, aim point stability and passenger comfort.


Expansion Pattern as a Cue to Flare:

Expansion Pattern as a Cue to Flare:

The familiar expansion pattern (or motion parallax) can now be utilised to much greater advantage. Learn why.


The 4-Second flare

The 4-Second flare

Interactive in-app slides reveal real-time 1-second runway distance increments, defining the entire flare manoeuvre from the flare point through to touchdown.


B777-300ER Simulator KLAX 25L Los Angeles Ca USA

B777-300ER Simulator KLAX 25L Los Angeles Ca USA

Six video clips with detailed captions clearly demonstrate the Jacobson Flare applied to a wide range of airplane sizes.


Comprehensive Reference Section Included

Comprehensive Reference Section Included

Review international runway markings and their variants. ILS, PAPI and T-VASIS approach slope indicator systems, plus more.


Five Indispensable Calculators

Five Indispensable Calculators

Essential tools for fully implementing the Jacobson Flare. Create your own database notes on calculated flare point and runway aim point data.


About The Jacobson Flare

Since the first flight pilots have pursued the elusive, consistently perfect landing. ‘What’ to do is generally understood; now the ‘where’, ‘when’ and ‘how’ involved in landing an airplane can be discussed logically. 

The Jacobson Flare technique is the quantifiable explanation of what pilots have been trying to achieve by feel and guesswork, with varying results, for over 100 years. 

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The Jacobson Flare offers many advantages:

Landing an airplane can now be regarded as a skill that can be logically taught and learned, rather than as an art to be mastered eventually. 

Have you ever wondered?

Why conventional landing flare practices don’t work immediately on the next, larger airplane endorsement? Or at night?  

David Jacobson presented with FRAeS diploma in Melbourne - 7 October 2015 http://t.co/gBjV8qgxvj
The Melbourne Branch of RAeS re-examines this advance in aeronautics – 25 September 2015 - http://t.co/pgZxoooK16
I am delighted and proud to have been invited to present The Jacobson Flare to the Melbourne Branch of the Royal... http://t.co/D7MlVCJm9x
“You really made me feel like a colleague in aviation.” - Dave Kramer -17 September 2015 http://t.co/r0cLvX8Nta
New Podcast: The Jacobson Flare - Live Now, on The Finer Points of Flying - 31 July 2015 http://t.co/K5preN8ilN
"Community Action for the Chalet" by @JacobsonFlare on @LinkedIn https://t.co/rYpupH0Fk6