How to Land a Plane

When, how much, how fast? 

How to Land a Plane

How to Land a Plane

A fair question, posed by many pilots for many years and now answered clearly and simply, in the Jacobson Flare App for iPad, available now on the App Store.


How to Land a Plane

How to Land a Plane

A serious question on the subject, put to an experienced pilot, will be rewarded with a throw-away cliche, such as ‘close my eyes and hope for the best’.


How to Land a Plane

How to Land a Plane

A fair question, posed by many pilots for many years and now answered clearly and simply, in the Jacobson Flare App for iPad, available now on the App Store.

Someone once quipped: “The general idea, when trying to land a plane, is to aim for the Earth and then just miss!” Now, that is not as silly as it sounds. We actually do aim at a point on the runway or airstrip, and we flare the airplane so that the body or fuselage does just miss - it is the landing gear that touches down.

Strangely, most attempts at a factual description fall very short, because they do not explain HOW to land a plane. They only suggest WHAT to do. Sadly, the subject is possibly the most neglected in aviation, as inaccurate and inadequate practices have merely been recycled.

More often than not, a serious question on the subject, put to an experienced pilot, will be rewarded with a nervous giggle and a throw-away cliche, such as ‘stuffed if I know’, ‘close my eyes and hope for the best’ or ‘you just get the hang of it’, or similar.

To really understand how to land any airplane consistently well, let alone explain this to a student pilot, a pilot must be able to answer:

1. Where to aim?

2. How to aim?

3. When to commence the flare?

4. How much to flare?

5. How fast to flare (flare rate)?

Until 1987, not one of these questions had been answered, definitively.

Since 1965, David Jacobson has researched, compiled and developed a comprehensive approach and landing training technique. Now, proven and well established, the Jacobson Flare is the unique and quantifiable explanation of what pilots have been trying to achieve by ‘feel’ and guesswork, with varying results, for over 100 years.

Perhaps the two 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” and “this is probably what we have all been trying to do all these years.”

Now the Jacobson Flare app for iPad, featured on the Australian App Store in ‘Best New Apps’, is available world-wide. Suitable for pilots at any level of experience, it presents the Jacobson Flare clearly and comprehensively, as never before. Now, the question, "how to land a plane?", can be answered with complete confidence, by any pilot.

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Download The Jacobson Flare App for iPad today and learn this comprehensive landing technique that you can apply to your next landing.
JUST RELEASED – VIDEO PRESENTATION by Captain David Jacobson FRAeS MAP THE JACOBSON FLARE: UNDERSTANDING AEROPLANE…https://t.co/aoyi7ekoLu
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
“… I now look forward to many, many kisses in the future!!” - Mike McFarlane - 23 June 2015 http://t.co/a54J00DcfI
Another great wrap, from a happy Cirrus pilot! http://t.co/bJLYUig0ti
Another highly complimentary Review on the App Store (Australia) http://t.co/8MxF7EFfSe