The Jacobson Flare TM

Landing training technique – Safe. Sure. Simple. Affordable.

The Jacobson Flare LITE

NEW and FREE:  The Jacobson Flare LITE (PDF)

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This downloadable, no-frills PDF presentation presents the practical application of the Jacobson Flare onto a grass-surfaced country airstrip in NE Victoria, Australia. It’s based on the C172 video included in the Jacobson Flare App; and there’s no need to worry – you’ll NOT need any kind of STEM* degree! * Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

The Jacobson Flare App:

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Precisely.  The Jacobson Flare in  just 3 Sentences:

1. The Jacobson Flare uses a logical, geometric visual ‘framework’ to guide the pilot from final approach to a perfect touchdown – every time – and in the right place.

2. This framework confirms to the pilot exactly what is happening at every stage, dispelling the myths that ‘trial and error‘, ‘developing a mental picture‘ and ‘feel‘ are the only ways to master the landing.

3. Since the development of The Jacobson Flare from 1985, pilots are presented with a fully-defined visual eye path, specified by the airplane type – making the landing safe, sure, simple and universal.

Accounting for all – even self-compensating for many – of the variable parameters that distract the attention of pilots away from the 5 essential elements of all landings: Where to aim; How to aim; When to flare; How much to flare; and How fast to flare, the Jacobson Flare explains landings as never before.

Flown initially at a constant angle, the eye path translates to the classic exponential flare curve that generations of pilots have attempted to execute by judgment alone. The flare is initiated from a visual fix, derived from the cockpit lower visual cut-off angle and the flight path angle, offering a precise and visible model for both student and instructor.

The improvement in confidence, competence and progress of pilots – at all levels – is not only breathtaking: It’s consistent and it’s measurable.

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Preview the Benefits

Would you care to experience that unsurpassed sense of accomplishment, derived from executing consistently beautiful landings, more often? Then download the COMPLETE Jacobson Flare app – for iOS or Android. You’re already possibly paying $300+/hour to hire an airplane: You’ll recover the cost of the app, in just ONE LESS-NEEDED CIRCUIT.

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JF App: iOS & Android

A world class training & 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 iOS & Android Design

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 Calculators

As well as one-off flare calculations, convert TCHs and MEHTs to critically compare the aim points of ILS, PAPI and T-VASIS glide slopes with the correct visual aim point for your aircraft: They do not necessarily agree with each other.

The 4 Second Flare Explained

The 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 – in the right place.

Fully illustrated & e-book modes

The full presentation, including 6 video clips, 5 calculators and more – now ALL in Landscape – cross-references the full explanatory text of the Jacobson Flare Treatise, for short-term browsing or continuous reading.

Comprehensive Reference Section

Refer to design eye point seating positions, runway markings, approach paths and their navigation aids, formulae derivations, the 5 unique calculators and more, assembled as never before.

JF App: iOS & Android

A reference tool for every pilot 

The Jacobson Flare App for iOS and Android 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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Box Hill Institute Video Presentation

Box Hill Institute, Melbourne Australia Video Presentation Watch now on YouTube.

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The Finer Points Aviation Podcast

The Finer Points Aviation Podcast presented by Jason Miller. ‘What if the World was Round?’ – The Jacobson Flare

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Do you want to experience, more often, that great feeling of fulfilment derived from executing consistently beautiful landings?

Read what pilots of all levels of experience have to say about the Jacobson Flare technique and the App, on our Testimonials page.

Then download the COMPLETE Jacobson Flare app – for iOS or Android. You’re already possibly paying $300+/hour to hire an airplane : You’ll recover the cost of the app, in just ONE LESS-NEEDED CIRCUIT.


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