The Jacobson FlareTM//
Landing training technique – Safe. Sure. Simple.
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 – 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.
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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"The Jacobson Flare is not a parlour trick. It doesn't involve a deck of cards or a pact with the devil. It's my considered opinion that pilots who learn to apply Jacobson's techniques can make consistently good landings, provided they know how to configure their aircraft and fly a stable approach at the appropriate airspeed.’ ‘I'm excited to have a cool, new tool in my teaching toolbox. I can't shake this feeling of a kid in a candy store."
John Ewing, Flight Instructor, Ca, USA
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
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.
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