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How to land a plane
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How to land a plane

A senior flight instructor once suggested that there are 3 or 4 steps required for a successful landing ... BUT:...
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Your students go solo in half the time … isn’t that bad for business?
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Your students go solo in half the time … isn’t that bad for business?

Throughout my 50-year career as an Australian professional pilot (1965-2015), it was considered normal for civilian student pilots to attain...
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“The worst landing I ever completed was the one I never actually made”
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“The worst landing I ever completed was the one I never actually made”

Fortunately, no damage was done - the only thing that really took a hit was my ego. The simple fact...
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You’ll recover the cost in just one LESS circuit
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You’ll recover the cost in just one LESS circuit

How many circuits has it cost you, so far, to try and get the 'hang' of learning how to land...
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To all pilots who care about their landings
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To all pilots who care about their landings

Would you care to experience that unsurpassed sense of accomplishment, derived from executing consistently beautiful landings, more often? Read what...
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After 100 years, the explanation of HOW to land a plane simply could not be made any harder … so we made it easier.
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After 100 years, the explanation of HOW to land a plane simply could not be made any harder … so we made it easier.

When learning to fly in 1965, at just 17 years old, I couldn't understand why an intelligent explanation of how to...
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What’s it like to land a plane perfectly, EVERY time? Find out for just US$39.99
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What’s it like to land a plane perfectly, EVERY time? Find out for just US$39.99

Think about it. How would it be NOT spending excessive hours and a small fortune to go solo? Find out...
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Another Great Blast from the Past!
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Another Great Blast from the Past!

This message was received recently on LinkedIn, from Captain Geoff Appleton, a former protege at RAAF Point Cook Flying Club,...
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Conventional landing technique must be revised
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Conventional landing technique must be revised

“But we’ve always done it this way”: Here’s why this excuse is wearing thin when it comes to landing technique:...
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“We’ve always done it this way!” Part 2
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“We’ve always done it this way!” Part 2

In part 1 of ‘We’ve always done it this way, (7 June 2016), I noted that EVERYTHING in aviation has...
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“We’ve always done it this way!” Part 1
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“We’ve always done it this way!” Part 1

We don't start aero engines as we did, back in 1918 – by hand. In fact EVERYTHING in aviation has...
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Retired Qantas captain calls for rethink on landing technique
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Retired Qantas captain calls for rethink on landing technique

On 7 October  2015, on the same occasion as three very worthy winners from Victoria were presented with  the prestigious...
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Captain David Jacobson elected FRAeS
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Captain David Jacobson elected FRAeS

On 23 June 2015, David was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society - a highly prestigious recognition...
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The Melbourne Branch of RAeS re-examines this advance in aeronautics
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The Melbourne Branch of RAeS re-examines this advance in aeronautics

Would you care to experience that unsurpassed sense of accomplishment, derived from executing consistently beautiful landings, more often? Read what...
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“You really made me feel like a colleague in aviation” – Dave Kramer
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“You really made me feel like a colleague in aviation” – Dave Kramer

Hi Capt Dave, I purchased and reviewed your (Jacobson Flare) app in August 2015. It is outstanding and has become...
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New Podcast on the Finer Points of Flying: ‘What if the World was Round?’ – The Jacobson Flare
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New Podcast on the Finer Points of Flying: ‘What if the World was Round?’ – The Jacobson Flare

On 1 Aug 2015, at 06:37, Jason Miller <jason@thefinerpoints.net> wrote: Hi David, Thanks again for the great podcast, the episode...
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“… I now look forward to many, many kisses in the future!!” – Mike McFarlane
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“… I now look forward to many, many kisses in the future!!” – Mike McFarlane

"A week or so ago (14 June 2015) at a Cirrus Melbourne seminar,  I had the pleasure of hearing David...
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“Real answers, no mumbo-jumbo & the app itself is world-class” – Reviewer Andrew
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“Real answers, no mumbo-jumbo & the app itself is world-class” – Reviewer Andrew

Finally! Real Answers and No Mumbo-Jumbo about Flaring an Airplane - 5 Stars (Again)! by Reviewer Andrew - Version -...
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WINGMATE and The Jacobson Flare announce joint collaboration
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WINGMATE and The Jacobson Flare announce joint collaboration

WINGMATE is best described as a 'black box' - flight data recorder for light aircraft – brainchild of Peter Wezenbeek...
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” … filled with confidence, thank you for this” – Martijn Koenders
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” … filled with confidence, thank you for this” – Martijn Koenders

Dear Mr. Jacobson, I hope you are well. Just a quick note to let you know that I spend last...
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