The Jacobson Flare:

Some of the best aviation apps, tools and websites  

Get set to soar with some of the best aviation apps, tools and websites on the market today.

AvPlan EFB


Introducing AvPlan EFB

The leading Australian flight planning application for iPad and iPhone – available on the App Store.

AvPlan EFB is CASA approved under CAR 233 1(h) so AvPlan EFB can be a legal replacement for paper maps, ERSA, DAP, AIP and AIP SUP. AvPlan EFB recommends that a backup be carried in the cockpit, and this backup can be another device running AvPlan EFB, or traditional documentation.

Envisioned, developed and rigorously tested by Australian pilots for Australian pilots. Focused on continuous improvement, the team at AvPlan consult with CASA and their Product Design Board comprising senior instructors and pilots active in all major aviation segments.


Subscriptions for AvPlan are available for purchase inside the app, or directly from AvPlan EFB’s website. Subscriptions through this site come at a discounted rate over those available through the app, as it bypasses the Apple royalty payment. Your AvPlan subscription can be used by you on up to 3 devices. This makes AvPlan EFB the most cost effective EFB for Australian pilots.

The current AvPlan user base includes pilots from all areas of aviation:

  • Regional, RPT pilots
  • Charter pilots
  • Agricultural pilots
  • Private pilots
  • Recreational pilots
  • Military pilots
  • SAR/EMS pilots

Designed as the go-anywhere lifetime EFB application that can grow with you – from local VFR recreational aviation through to professional IFR charter and regional airline operations, AvPlan is designed to leverage your investment by using the portability, connectivity, ease of use, reliability and processing capability of your Apple iPhone and iPad.

The Perfect Co-Pilot

Responsive, powerful and portable, AvPlan EFB’s context awareness engine ensures it’s always ready to provide you with the best possible information at your fingertips whether you’re preparing for a flight or airborne.

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Interestingly, someone quipped, “Avplan is perfect in helping to get us off the ground – and the Jacobson Flare even more so, in helping to get us back down again!



A ‘Black Box’ for Light Aircraft

WINGMATE is best described as a ‘black box’ – flight data recorder for light aircraft – brainchild of Peter Wezenbeek – Race Tactician to Matt Hall Racing and former Renault F1 Race Team Control Systems Engineer. It is a simple yet powerful data and tracking device designed to monitor an airplane’s usage and improve the flying experience for both experienced and novice private pilots.

This brilliant and cost-effective device records GPS position, accelerations and speed from in-built sensors. It comes with a data viewer that includes an export feature which enables pilots to overlay each flight onto Google Earth. This function is designed to show exactly where the plane has been while also generating a summary report of the landing. Once a pilot has completed their flight, all they have to do to review the data is eject the SD card from the WINGMATE console and load it up to a PC to view and analyse it with our user-friendly data viewer.

Add the Jacobson Flare

Furthermore, the unique JACOBSON FLARE landing parameters combine with the leading-edge technology of WINGMATE, to provide incomparable evidence-based feedback on approach and landing accuracy. This will greatly enrich WINGMATE’s Landing report of recorded flights and endow pilots and operators in any branch of aviation with finite results, to review and refine levels of competencies, increasingly required by aviation authorities.

WINGMATE is the perfect tool for flight instruction, rental companies, aerobatics and, of course, private pilots.

Once you’ve installed a WINGMATE, you’ll never fly alone again.

It could also be said that ” Wingmate helps us to measure the brilliant results we’ve just achieved, by utilising the Jacobson Flare.”

Introducing AVIA Aviation

Avia Aviation’s approach to business is simply a matter of time.

A matter of saving its clients valuable time by providing the very best in corporate and personal aviation services to help them get more out of their day.

Avia was founded in 2011 with the sole objective of offering global best-practice aviation services. A world class Fixed Base Operation at Moorabbin airport. Open the door and clients step into a stylish, efficient world of ultra-modern aviation that offers full aviation concierge services to take care of client aircraft needs.

AVIA’s services include

  • Aircraft Training Centre including on-site simulator
  • Aircraft Sales and Rental
  • Aircraft Management


Flight training in Melbourne

AVIA Aviation offers superior flight training in the Cirrus SR20/22 and other types.

Their comprehensive flight training programs in Melbourne include:

  • Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL)
  • Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
  • Commercial Pilot License (CPL)
  • Command Instrument Rating (CIR) – ME & SE
  • Private IFR Rating (PIFR)
  • Night VFR Rating (NVFR)
  • Multi-Engine Class Endorsement
  • Cirrus transition training
  • Specialised Landing Technique Instruction using The Jacobson Flare – our standardised universal approach and landing training technique!

Whether you are a seasoned pilot looking to expand your flying experiences or someone who dreams of learning to fly in a new, technically advanced aircraft, AVIA Aviation will tailor your flight training to get you flying in a Cirrus aircraft quickly, efficiently, and safely.

Call us today on +61 3 8677 7760 to book your place in our Pilot training.


Cost Effective

The Jacobson Flare App is simply the most affordable and effective way to better landings, whether you’re a student pilot or have many years of experience in the air. Here’s what retired A380 Captain Gary Gould from Sydney, Australia says:

“Congratulations on the publishing of your Jacobson Flare app. 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. For any pilot, and in particular student pilots, this app will prove to be a real gem. It is filled with methods of getting the final approach path and landing correct, then backing it up with those fabulous videos. From light aircraft at small country airfields to heavy jets at major airports.

Something for all aviators

I particularly enjoyed Chapter 6 ‘Reviewing and Troubleshooting’ which allows the pilot to discover why a particular landing did not go quite as planned (and just as important, Gary, WHY it was so good; so it can be replicated! _dj). The detail provided in the app is thorough, but at the same time an individual can go into this detail as far as they care to and still get the message.

Runway markings, visual aids, landing calculators for various types of aircraft – it is all there. Wonderful!

I recommend this app to any pilot who wants a greater understanding of the landing manoeuvre.”

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Would you care to experience that unsurpassed sense of accomplishment, derived from executing consistently beautiful landings, more often?

For starters, Download the FREE Jacobson Flare LITE pdf , our no fuss/no frills introduction. Here we demonstrate, step by step, the application of the Jacobson Flare on a typical grass airstrip at Porepunkah, YPOK.


We invite you to browse the consistently positive comments on our Testimonials page. Many pilots, of all levels of experience, have downloaded our Apps. Read about their own experiences with the Jacobson Flare technique and the App.

Then download the complete Jacobson Flare ESSENTIAL App – for iOS. You’re already possibly paying $300+/hour to hire an aeroplane: You’ll recover the cost of the app, in just ONE LESS-NEEDED CIRCUIT. Moreover, you’ll have an invaluable reference tool, throughout your entire life in aviation.

Download the Jacobson Flare ESSENTIAL App for iOS devices now.

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