Author: David Jacobson

**NEW** The Jacobson Flare App for Android v1.0 is NOW AVAILABLE! – 9 March 2020

The Jacobson Flare App Version 1.0 for Android:

Following the recent release of the Jacobson Flare Version 2.0 for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, we are proud to finally announce the additional release of the Jacobson Flare App Version 1.0 for Android devices.

This version mirrors, as far as the different platforms permit, all of the design, content and functionality for which the iOS version has been celebrated, since 2014.

Since 1987, the unique application of The Jacobson Flare has eliminated the imprecise aspects of landing an airplane, otherwise unchanged since the end of World War 1 in 1918.

Everything else in aviation has advanced, but NOT landing training. Historically, the manual landing manoeuvre has remained indeterminate. Conventional flare techniques have involved an inconsistent, critical estimation of height above the landing surface and are subject to a number of variable factors, summarised as aircraft, pilot and environmental.

The Jacobson Flare is the first and only quantifiable, universal, consistent and unassailable landing technique in the history of aviation. To land an airplane consistently well, a pilot should be able to explain the following five questions:

1. Where to aim?
2. How to aim?
3. When to flare?
4. How much to flare?
5. How fast to flare (flare rate)?

Now, this first edition of the Jacobson Flare App for Android, answers all five applying, clearly and simply, known principles and facts that enable a pilot at any level of competence and experience to finally and fully understand HOW to make safer and more consistent landings, in any airplane type. The noted increase in pilot competence and confidence is breathtaking.

Professionally designed, the Jacobson Flare app for Android is so much more than the simple electronic equivalent of a 330-page book; interactive and inclusive. It totally replaces and greatly enhances successive and widely acclaimed presentations of the original 1987 Jacobson Flare paper, “Where to Flare” and other associated files.

This new edition of the Jacobson Flare app explores the where, when & how involved in landing an airplane, in TWO DISTINCT PRESENTATIONS:
•Designed in LANDSCAPE as an extensively illustrated comprehensive presentation, with access to the accompanying text; and also
•The Jacobson Flare TREATISE, now re-worked in Landscape and partly illustrated, designed as an e-book, for uninterrupted reading and comprehension of the complete text.

These are best viewed in landscape, on at least the screen size of a mini tablet OR larger smartphone. The bigger the screen size, the better.

Simple to understand for student pilots, it also caters for greater levels of experience with a range of tools including a unique set of five calculators professional pilots can utilise – in preparation for every flight. As well as flare point calculations, vital comparisons may be made between the normal visual aim point for any aircraft and the widely varying aim points defined by ILS, PAPI and T-Vasis approach slope guidance systems.

Graphically enhanced HD videos of various airplane types using the same consistent and quantified technique, at a diverse range of locations, highlight the Jacobson Flare app for iPad as a perfect solution to a serious long-term problem for world aviation. Thirty-five years of research and development are reflected in the intuitive design, fine production and attention to detail – just some of the hallmarks of this stylish presentation.

Summary

The Jacobson Flare has been adopted enthusiastically by thousands of pilots in 65 countries. The convenient digital format on an App has accelerated industry awareness and acceptance and offers predictable and consistently better landings for those individual pilots, at ANY level of experience, who are always seeking to improve their skill set.

Perhaps the three 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”; “this is probably what we have all been trying to do all these years”; and “this has the elegant simplicity of the safety pin”.

DOWNLOAD The Jacobson Flare App Version 1.0 for Android

The Jacobson Flare – ‘Simple, Unassailable, Aerodynamic Logic’

** Just Released ** JF App V2.0 for iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch – Standby for Android! – 13 February 2020

Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch Users:

Since September 2019, we have been working to obviate the sometimes inconvenient and unacceptable issues created when iOS updates occur, as they do – inevitably. We actively sought a long-term solution to address all future iOS updates.

We are proud to announce the release, overnight, of the Jacobson Flare App V2.0 for the iPad, iPhone and  iPod Touch, with additional content and improved functionality, appearance and descriptions.

What’s New?

A comprehensive update, comprising

Enhanced diagrams

Additional topics
– Going around
– Reference Groundspeed technique (RGS)
– Summary of the Problem Issues with the 100yo Conventional   Techniques
– Summary of the Advantages of the Jacobson Flare

New base software and layout to facilitate future app development

Videos and 5 operating calculators are hosted externally
– These now require internet connection, to access; (this is to minimise in-flight risks – the rest of the App is installed on your device.)

Removal of bugs

 

Important Notes for previous Jacobson Flare App for iPad Owners

 If you have previously purchased The Jacobson Flare App on your iPad, you can download it for free on all your other iOS devices, including iPhone, as long as you’re using the same Apple ID.

On some devices the ‘cloud’ icon will appear, acknowledging a previous purchase of the JF App and the app can be downloaded.

However, on other devices, (including our own!) we have learned that the App Store sometimes falsely displays the purchase buttonAs long as you’re signed in to the same Apple ID, you can just go ahead and download the app, even though the App Store falsely displays the purchase button, displaying the current price. Just go ahead and select that button, as though you intend to purchase the app. A pop-up window should appear, as displayed here, below right and no additional charge should be made.

If you have any doubt:
please reach out to Appstore Support at https://getsupport.apple.com/?caller=cups.
Select Apps & software > App Store > Subscriptions & purchases.

If you have already been charged, please have your Apple ID and your Order ID on your Receipt ready. An AppStore agent will guide you and process your refund. You may select chat or schedule a call back whichever one is more convenient for you.

 

Android Users:

There is some great news for you, too!

We have also taken this opportunity to answer the many requests received and are about to release the NEW Jacobson Flare App for ANDROID V1.0.

Our team is completing the set-up and final testing and planning to release by the end of  February 2020.

We shall keep you informed of progress.

Captain David M Jacobson FRAeS MAP
Director – The Jacobson Flare Pty Ltd

**News Update** Beat the price increase: New JF App V2.0 update testing nearing completion – 5 February 2020

In September 2019, we announced that we had become aware that the recent iOS 13 update for the iPad had created access issues for the Jacobson Flare App for the iPad. Apple have since rectified this unfortunate situation. We apologise, on their behalf, for any inconvenience. The current JF App does run normally, now, on the latest iOS 13.3!

Please be assured that our work in actively seeking a long-term solution that will address this update issue, as well as future iOS updates is nearing completion.

We are currently completing the testing of the additional content and improved functionality, appearance and descriptions within the new App and plan to release the Jacobson Flare App for the iPad V2.0, by the end of February 2020.

We have also taken the opportunity to provide for the planned RELEASE of the NEW Jacobson Flare App for ANDROID V1.0, also in the FIRST QUARTER of 2020.

Regrettably, the price for the Jacobson Flare App will be increased on 10 February.

If you are considering purchasing the App, now would be a great time to take advantage of the current price.

Captain David M Jacobson FRAeS MAP

Director – The Jacobson Flare Pty Ltd

**News Update** New JF App V2.0 update to be released very shortly – 17 January 2020

In September 2019, we announced that we had become aware that the recent iOS 13 update for the iPad created access issues for the Jacobson Flare App for the iPad.

Please be assured that our work in actively seeking a long-term solution that will address this update issue, as well as future iOS updates is nearing completion.

In the meantime, we are aware that the current JF App does run normally, now, on the latest iOS 13.3!

We are currently testing the additional content and improved functionality, appearance and descriptions within the new App and plan to release the Jacobson Flare App for the iPad V2.0, by the end of January 2020.

We have taken the opportunity to provide for the planned RELEASE of the NEW Jacobson Flare App for ANDROID V1.0, also in the FIRST QUARTER of 2020.

We regret the inconvenience and will rectify the issue as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding.

Captain David M Jacobson FRAeS MAP

Director – The Jacobson Flare Pty Ltd

** Important ** : iOS 13 Forthcoming Update for iPad – 16 December 2019

In September 2019, we announced that we had become aware that the very recent iOS 13 update for the iPad created access issues for the Jacobson Flare App for the iPad.

Please be assured that our work in actively seeking a long-term solution that will address this update issue, as well as future iOS updates is nearing completion.

We are PLANNING TO RELEASE the  Jacobson Flare App for the iPad V2.0, in EARLY 2020.

We have also taken the opportunity to include additional content and improve the functionality and appearance of the App to provide for the impending RELEASE of the NEW Jacobson Flare App for ANDROID V1.0, also in the FIRST QUARTER of 2020.

IN THE MEANTIME, we suggest that you DO NOT UPDATE TO iOS 13, if possible, until our update is completed.

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY UPDATED to iOS 13, there’s a possible work-around to downgrade back to iOS12, if you have an archived backup, in iTunes: Open the link:

https://www.imore.com/how-to-downgrade-ios   

OR Google ‘revert/downgrade to iOS12’ and.
try other links.

We regret the inconvenience and will rectify the issue as
soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding.