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Launch of Free Companion ‘Jacobson Flare News’ App

Welcome aboard the Jacobson Flare News app: ‘Reflections on Landing’ for iOS – and Android

For some years, we have considered how we might add a FREE companion app to the Jacobson Flare brand.

A ‘light’ version of the complete Jacobson Flare app was considered inappropriate – the 35-year old concept of a compete system of landing would be compromised. Now, our friends at PressPad App, our hosts for the Jacobson Flare Apps for iOS and Android, have produced PressPad News, the perfect vehicle to present a News app companion for the comprehensive Jacobson Flare App.

The extra Jacobson Flare News App will capture all of the Blog posts from our website www.jacobsonflare.com , bringing you a fresh and convenient way of staying up to date with news and views from The Jacobson Flare – and tips on finessing your landings.

More than this, we plan articles sharing 50 years’ experience as a pilot and flight instructor/training captain in both GA and the Australian airline environment. No one could possibly imagine some of the events and episodes that shaped my early career and were later applied to the many pilots whose flight training was entrusted to me. Flight instruction is a rare privilege and, quite often, it is the instructor who learns more than the student.

Richard Bach, in ‘Illusions, stated: “We teach best what we most need to learn“. That is so true!

The creation, research, development and refinement of the Jacobson Flare has been a career-long challenge. The main objectives have always been improved flight safety and the vital raising of pilot competence – and confidence – in the most satisfying manoeuvre in all of aviation – the landing.

Captain David M Jacobson FRAeS MAP ATPL

Download the free  The Jacobson Flare News App : ‘Reflections on landing‘ for iOS – standby for Android, too.

 

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.

 

 

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

Read what pilots of all levels of experience have to say about the Jacobson Flare technique and the App, on our Testimonials page.

Then download the COMPLETE Jacobson Flare app – for iOS or Android. You’re already possibly paying $300+/hour to hire an airplane : You’ll recover the cost of the app, in just ONE LESS-NEEDED CIRCUIT.

And download our new, FREE companion app : the Jacobson Flare NEWS.

** NEW ** The Jacobson Flare Apps – for iOS

Download The Jacobson Flare for iOS devices now.

 

** NEW ** The Jacobson Flare Apps – for Android

Download The Jacobson Flare for Android now.

**NEW** The Jacobson Flare App for ANDROID is NOW AVAILABLE

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”.

 

Would you care to experience, more often, that great feeling of fulfillment, 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.

Then download the COMPLETE Jacobson Flare app – for iOS or Android. You’re already possibly paying $300+/hour to hire an airplane : You’ll recover the cost of the app, in just ONE LESS-NEEDED CIRCUIT.

 

** NEW ** The Jacobson Flare App – for iOS

Download The Jacobson Flare for iOS devices now.

 

** NEW ** The Jacobson Flare App – for Android

Download The Jacobson Flare for Android now.

 

** Just Released ** JF App V2.0 for iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch – and Android

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 early March, 2020. 

We shall keep you informed of progress. (It was released on 9 March 2020 –dj)

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

 

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.

** NEW ** The Jacobson Flare App – Available now for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch!!

Download The Jacobson Flare for iOS devices now.

 

COMING SOON: ** NEW ** The Jacobson Flare App – Available for Android!!

Then check out the The Jacobson Flare for yourself.

 

The Jacobson Flare – ‘Simple, Unassailable Aerodynamic Logic’

Captain David Jacobson elected FRAeS

On 23 June 2015, David was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society – a highly prestigious recognition from the worlds leading aviation-oriented learned society.

‘Fellowship is the highest grade attainable and is only bestowed upon those who meet the requirements for Member and who can also demonstrate that they have achieved one of the following in the profession of aeronautics or aerospace:

  • Have made outstanding contributions;
  • Have attained a position of high responsibility in an influential role; or
  • Have had long experience of high quality’

This is undoubtedly the greatest honour David has achieved in his aviation career. He was presented with his FRAeS diploma in Melbourne on 7 October 2015, just ahead of a very well-received presentation of the Jacobson Flare to the RAeS.

David is now looking forward to contributing further to the aims and aspirations of RAeS members.

 

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

Read what pilots of all levels of experience have to say about the Jacobson Flare technique and the App, on our Testimonials page.

Then download the COMPLETE Jacobson Flare app – for iOS or Android. You’re already possibly paying $300+/hour to hire an airplane : You’ll recover the cost of the app, in just ONE LESS-NEEDED CIRCUIT.

 

** NEW ** The Jacobson Flare App – for iOS

Download The Jacobson Flare for iOS devices now.

 

** NEW ** The Jacobson Flare App – for Android

Download The Jacobson Flare for Android now.

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 pilots of all levels of experience have to say about the Jacobson Flare technique and the App, on our Testimonials page.

Then download the COMPLETE Jacobson Flare app – for iOS or Android. You’re already possibly paying $300+/hour to hire an airplane : You’ll recover the cost of the app, in just ONE LESS-NEEDED CIRCUIT.

 

** NEW ** The Jacobson Flare App – for iOS

Download The Jacobson Flare for iOS devices now.

 

** NEW ** The Jacobson Flare App – for Android

Download The Jacobson Flare for Android now.