The Jacobson Flare TM//
'Aircraft approach and landing training technique for pilots'
Since the first flight, pilots have pursued the elusive, consistently perfect landing. ‘What’ to do is generally understood. However, the ‘where’, ‘when’ and ‘how’ are missing from traditional landing training.
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. It enables pilots to define and execute an accurate eye path – from final approach to touchdown.
Developed by former Qantas Airways Captain David Jacobson over the course of an impressive career in aviation , The Jacobson Flare promises better landings – every time.
App for iPad Benefits
A world class training and reference tool
The Ultimate Landing Reference
We researched the most neglected subject in the entire flight training syllabus; then, over 35 years, proved a universal quantifiable and logical explanation and answered your every question.
Bespoke iPad Architecture
This beautiful app is designed to complement the elegant simplicity of the Jacobson Flare. We demonstrate this universal technique, applied to the C172, through the B737 and B777, to the mighty A380.
5 Unique Fully Functional Calculators
As well as one-off flare calculations, critically compare ILS, PAPI and T-VASIS glide slopes with the correct visual aim point for YOUR aircraft.
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 a predictable touchdown of consistent quality.
Fully illustrated & e-book modes
The full presentation with pop-up text via Read and other controls, 6 video clips, calculators and more in Landscape, with an e-book mode accessed in Portrait, for continuous reading.
Comprehensive Reference Section
Refer to design eye point seating positions, runway markings, approach paths and their navigation aids, formulae derivations, the 5 ubiquitous calculators and more, assembled as never before.
The Jacobson Flare App
a reference tool for every pilot
The Jacobson Flare App for iPad explains the geometric structure that defines the eye path, underpinning the pilot skills necessary to ensure consistently smoother landings. With intuitive navigation, comprehensive instruction and a visually engaging format, the app is an essential reference tool whether you’re a student, recreational pilot, professional civil pilot, military pilot or an aviation enthusiast.
Once you’ve learned this universal landing technique, you can apply the principles from one airport to another, during day and night and on your next larger (or smaller) airplane endorsement.
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How The Jacobson Flare can improve your landings
The Jacobson Flare App is one of those aids that make life easier. Everyone says that mastering the landings was the hardest part of learning to fly. Do it the Jacobson Flare way, and they won't be.
Marc Santacroce, Private Pilot, San Francisco, CA, USA
It is indeed a valuable addition to any pilot’s flight bag. The app is, quite literally, a work of art in itself. But the most important part is the message it carries. I recommend this app to any pilot who wants a greater understanding of the landing manoeuvre.
Captain Gary Gould, Captain A380, Sydney, Australia
Simple Unassailable Aerodynamic Logic
John Chesterfield, AM MRAeS (Air Commodore RAAF, Retired)
This has the elegant simplicity of the safety pin!
Glen Adamson, Captain DC-9, Australian Airlines Ltd
I thank you for your amazing explanation of the technique of flaring, a crucial few second duration manoeuvre which occupies such a small portion of any flight but has the ability to either give us a great sense of pride if pulled off well or embarrassment, frustration and disappointment if not. Thanks for such a great tool.
Mike Bernays, Private Pilot, QLD, Australia
I believe this is the most comprehensive landing training package available. As we continue to regularly see landing incidents in all facets of aviation, this has to be an opportunity to consistently achieve the landing outcome desired.
Alan Cheers, Captain B737, Melbourne, Australia
I am a happy customer of your iPad app and first off would like to extend my thanks for the beautiful and intuitive design as well as the most useful content. All of the instruction I received on how to land has been very ad hoc, but having a degree in math, it’s clearly a geometrical problem, which you so eloquently solved and explicated in your app.
Dmitry Dakhnovsky, PPL, San Francisco, CA, USA