The Jacobson Flare Advantage

'Simple Unassailable Aerodynamic Logic' 

Have you ever wondered:

Why the landing is so hard to learn and to teach?

The Jacobson Flare advantage:

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 student pilots, after commencing circuit training, usually double their initial hours before their first solo?

The Jacobson Flare advantage:

This consistent innovative technique defines the entire landing flare manoeuvre for any airplane from day one, greatly enhancing self-confidence for all pilots.

Have you ever wondered:

Why does our technique not work immediately on the next, larger airplane endorsement? Or at the next airfield? Or at night?

The Jacobson Flare advantage:

This pilot-portable technique adapts simply to successive airplane endorsements throughout a pilot’s career. The distinctions are in the aim point and flare cut-off point positions. The longitudinal flare fix means that pilots are far less reliant on local knowledge or daylight in  recognising a flare 'height'.

 

Have you ever wondered:

Why is it we can land beautifully one time and mess it up on the next? What did we do right? And what did we do wrong?

The Jacobson Flare advantage:

Most of the variable factors affecting perception and estimation of flare height may be discounted because pilots can fly a clearly delineated eye path, from final approach through to a predictable touchdown.

Have you ever wondered:

Why we have difficulties landing with a different flap setting? Or when the airplane load is light or heavy?

The Jacobson Flare advantage:

The Jacobson Flare technique accommodates non-standard landing configurations, with their likely variations in flap setting and airplane attitude. Since the flare fix is fully visible to the pilot, there is no need to try and remember a certain 'look' or 'feel'. Simply fly your eyes where they need to go.

Have you ever wondered:

How do I handle varying runway slopes? And widths?

The Jacobson Flare advantage:

The apparent distance between the aim point and the flare cut-off point will appear greater, or less respectively, on up- or down-sloping runways. This illusion will self-compensate by re-scheduling the flare earlier or later. The height illusions caused by variations in runway widths are no longer an issue, due to the longitudinal visual flare fix.

Have you ever wondered:

Am I truly confident about my next landing?

The Jacobson Flare advantage:

Experienced pilots, especially when returning from a period of leave or non-flying management duties, can achieve better landing consistency by using the visual flare fix to complement their highly developed levels of judgement, coordination and skill.

Have you ever wondered:

Can I explain, simply and accurately, HOW I land my airplane?

The Jacobson Flare advantage:

The Jacobson Flare is a universal and consistent landing flare that does not rely solely on a pilot’s peripheral perception of vertical height. Simple triangulation principles are applied to determine a visual fix for commencement of the flare. The technique has a truly quantifiable explanation.

Have you ever wondered:

Why are there so many landing accidents? Will I be next?

The Jacobson Flare advantage:

Safety is greatly enhanced, because pilots no longer need to guess flare height and feel for the ground; the entire manoeuvre is virtually visible to the pilot. Runway occupancy times are minimised, assisting ATC units with traffic flow. Airplane tyre and brake wear may also be reduced by more consistent touchdown points. 

The JF App Version 1.1.2. A New FAQ: Delay During Initial Installation – 29 October 2017... https://t.co/zFVquAKM1p
NEWSFLASH! NEW: The Jacobson Flare App Ver 2 for iOS 11 UP and RUNNING! 18 October 2017... https://t.co/zJmFY8v8vh
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