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Two pilots dressed for a fancy-dress party, in a cow-suit .. or .. What controls what, on final?
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Two pilots dressed for a fancy-dress party, in a cow-suit .. or .. What controls what, on final?

Arguing about what controls what, on final, has occupied far too much time and confused far too many pilots, for...
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Simple triangulation means that the Jacobson Flare self-corrects for just about everything: Does yours?
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Simple triangulation means that the Jacobson Flare self-corrects for just about everything: Does yours?

The innovative and long-proven Jacobson Flare owes its 1965 inspiration to the famous 1943 RAF 617 Sqn 'Dambusters'. Critical to the...
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“I’ve just lost my treasured aviation job: What do I do, now?”
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“I’ve just lost my treasured aviation job: What do I do, now?”

Happy New Year 2021 to all of our friends and supporters around the world. Thanks to the current and unrelenting...
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Generation Next: Part 2  The Jacobson Flare was to be standardised at Soar Aviation, but … *
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Generation Next: Part 2 The Jacobson Flare was to be standardised at Soar Aviation, but … *

Following on from our last post, Generation Next, which highlighted a group of young aviators, comes another exciting story with amazing...
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Generation Next and the Jacobson Flare: Australian Flying Magazine – Nov/Dec 2020
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Generation Next and the Jacobson Flare: Australian Flying Magazine – Nov/Dec 2020

From the earliest stages, back in 1985-87, David Jacobson has shared all aspects of the development of the Jacobson Flare,...
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Inviting Expressions of Interest: FREE Jacobson Flare Zoom Meetings with Captain David Jacobson
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Inviting Expressions of Interest: FREE Jacobson Flare Zoom Meetings with Captain David Jacobson

The Covid 19 world pandemic has prompted the widespread application of meeting apps, such as Zoom and this has prompted...
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Where? + How? + When? + How much?  +  How fast? = the 5 Simple Keys to the Jacobson Flare
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Where? + How? + When? + How much? + How fast? = the 5 Simple Keys to the Jacobson Flare

Our www.jacobsonflare.com home page describes The Jacobson Flare: Precisely. In just 3 simple sentences: 1. The Jacobson Flare uses a...
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To learn something new, we may have to un-learn something old …
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To learn something new, we may have to un-learn something old …

"To learn something new, we may have to un-learn something old ..." I was reminded of this intriguing thought, in...
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I learnt more about flying from that … from an Australian B737 Captain
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I learnt more about flying from that … from an Australian B737 Captain

"I learnt more about flying from that experience ... We were arriving in Brisbane from the South for runway 19L...
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‘Mud or Mustard’ : by former Sqn Ldr Ralph Petritsch, F-18A Fighter Combat Instructor RAAF
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‘Mud or Mustard’ : by former Sqn Ldr Ralph Petritsch, F-18A Fighter Combat Instructor RAAF

You may well ask what the term ‘Mud or Mustard’ has to do with flying? It does, in fact, have...
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FAQ #6 Update: Landing by night – just as by day – the Jacobson Flare
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FAQ #6 Update: Landing by night – just as by day – the Jacobson Flare

A recent question became a timely reminder that an expanded explanation on how to adapt the Jacobson Flare principles to...
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‘Just sayings…’  Building pilots’ resilience in aviation
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‘Just sayings…’ Building pilots’ resilience in aviation

Over the years, one picks up many pearls of wisdom that shape our rapport with aviation : They could be...
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Conscientious airplane walk-arounds are never a waste of time
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Conscientious airplane walk-arounds are never a waste of time

The pre-flight walk-around inspection of an aircraft, by the pilot or a trusted crew member is a time-honoured, vital facet...
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Non-normal checklists don’t always cover the situation : the Jacobson Flare does
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Non-normal checklists don’t always cover the situation : the Jacobson Flare does

Throughout an aviation career spanning 55 years and 24,500 hours, a pilot is bound to encounter some non-normal situations along...
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Trust your instincts : your very own, built-in Master Warning system
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Trust your instincts : your very own, built-in Master Warning system

Nearly 30 years ago while suffering from sinusitis, I had been on a few days' sick leave. The lessons I...
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Uh-oh! : This runway / airstrip is uphill / downhill / undulating / longer / shorter / narrower / wider / lighter / darker
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Uh-oh! : This runway / airstrip is uphill / downhill / undulating / longer / shorter / narrower / wider / lighter / darker

You've just learned to fly and proudly earned your PPL or CPL. Your home airfield was wide and flat :...
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“If you don’t know that something exists, you’ll never go looking for it” – Geoff Tually
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“If you don’t know that something exists, you’ll never go looking for it” – Geoff Tually

On December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made four brief flights at Kitty Hawk. The Wright brothers had invented,...
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We all make mistakes. It’s how you recover from them that counts – Former A380 & B747 Captain Gary Gould
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We all make mistakes. It’s how you recover from them that counts – Former A380 & B747 Captain Gary Gould

This is the third article in a planned occasional series, sharing the most memorable and treasured experiences, not only from...
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The best advice I was ever offered : from the best pilot I ever flew with
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The best advice I was ever offered : from the best pilot I ever flew with

If you have ever read the epic 'Fate is the Hunter', by Captain Ernest K Gann, you will recall the...
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You’ll recover the cost of this app in just ONE LESS-NEEDED CIRCUIT
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You’ll recover the cost of this app in just ONE LESS-NEEDED CIRCUIT

If you are considering downloading the unassailable Jacobson Flare app, please just ask yourself : 'How many circuits have I...
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