news

Avalon 2015 – An Invitation to our Supporters: Come and Talk to the Man with Flare

If you are coming to the Avalon 2015 Airshow, I am attending as an industry delegate from Tuesday 24 February – Saturday 28 February 2015 inclusive and would love to meet as many interested parties and supporters as possible.

Rather than having a fixed location, I will have greater flexibility by moving around the airshow.

You are most welcome to contact me on 0419 346 336 or on email jacobsonflare@bigpond.com to arrange a meeting and let’s talk landings.

Captain David M JacobsonDavid Jacobson_01

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.

 

Thank you from The Jacobson Flare

Hi everyone.

After just six months from the launch of the Jacobson Flare App for the iPad, we wanted to share some of our excitement at YOUR response. Thank you to each and every one of you. We really hope you are enjoying the App. We know many are! We realise that your time is precious and it may be that you haven’t had the opportunity to catch up on our semi-regular Blogs, here on <www.jacobsonflare.com/blog/>.

Hundreds of pilots, at all levels of experience, have now downloaded the App and the feedback has been sensational.

Within weeks of the launch, Apple posted the Jacobson Flare App on their Best New Apps list, on the Australian App Store and we have had some great reviews from the top aviation journals in Australia, including Paul Phelan’s Pro Aviation Blog Page <http://proaviation.com.au/2014/08/02/happier-landings/> and Aero Australia, Australian Flying, AOPA’s Australian Pilot and Sport Aviation Magazines.

In addition, in April 2014, Reckon One Accounting Software made a case-study video of the Jacobson Flare, now posted on their website, <http://www.reckon.com/au/business/one/>

Presentations have been made at a number of flying schools, notably at Moorabbin VIC, and Albury NSW, Australia. In the process, David again renewed his Grade One Instructor rating, while at Albury, in early January 2015.

And now we are very excited and most appreciative in being shortlisted for the forthcoming Australian International Airshow – Innovation Awards for 2015, in a media bulletin by the Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition organiser, Aerospace Australia Ltd (See our post of 30 January 2015).

The Jacobson Flare Pty Ltd is extremely proud to be included among such a prestigious group of contenders, including our great friend and innovative app, AvPlan <http://www.avsoft.com.au/> and we wish them every success.

Captain David Jacobson will be attending the Airshow on Tuesday 24 February – Saturday 28 February 2015 inclusive and would love to meet as many interested parties and supporters as possible. You are welcome to contact him on 0419 346 336 or on email jacobsonflare@bigpond.com to arrange a meeting.

Further details on all of these items and magazine articles can be viewed here anytime, on <https://www.jacobsonflare.com/blog/>.

In conclusion, thank you again for your continuing support and your personal recommendations to your friends and colleagues. Word of mouth is the best tool there is, to break down 100 years of habit.

Kind regards,

Captain David M Jacobson MAP
Director
The Jacobson Flare Pty Ltd

 

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.

Australian International Airshow 2015 – Innovation Awards: Shortlist Announced – and We Are On It!

 

The Jacobson Flare Pty Ltd is extremely proud to be included among such a prestigious group of contenders and we wish them every success.

Captain David Jacobson will be attending the Airshow on Tuesday 24 February – Saturday 28 February 2015 inclusive and would love to meet as many interested parties and supporters as possible. You are welcome to contact him on 0419 346 336 or on email jacobsonflare@bigpond.com to arrange a meeting.

 

AS2015-INNOVATION-AWARDS-SHORTLIST-ANNOUNCED-270115_Page_1j

AS2015-INNOVATION-AWARDS-SHORTLIST-ANNOUNCED-270115_Page_2

AS2015-INNOVATION-AWARDS-SHORTLIST-ANNOUNCED-270115_Page_3j

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 Effect of Synthetic Vision Enhancements on Landing Flare Performance – L. Le Ngoc, C. Borst, M. Mulder, and M. M. van Paassen – Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft, The Netherlands

The usage of heads-down, non-conformal synthetic vision displays for landings below minimums has inherent problems during the flare due to minification effects. Literature showed that pilots can use four visual cues to perform a manual flare maneuver.

Amongst their strategies, the Jacobson flare method seemed the most suitable to provide flare initiation and flare control cues. Offline, linear simulation results indicated that the Jacobson method was robust and its performance was comparable to an automatic landing system.

An enhanced synthetic vision display was designed offering support cues to aid pilots with this landing method. An experiment was conducted in a fixed-based simulator with eight professional pilots and eight novice pilots. The enhanced display was tested against a basic version and conventional primary flight display with outside visuals. Each pilot group was split into two groups with different display orders to check for possible learning effects. The experiment showed that touchdown position was not affected by display type. The enhanced display did achieve softer touchdown sink rates compared to the basic version.

The softest landings were done on outside visuals. A strong learning curve was also observed for the group of pilots that first flew with the enhanced display: this translated into
better achieved performances with subsequent displays. Therefore, it could be a valuable tool for basic flight training and reduce the number of flight hours required in mastering
the landing flare.

View the full paper

 

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.

Forthcoming JF Presentation to Soar Aviation, YMMB Moorabbin Airport Sat 6 December 2014

Following on from a visit and some discussion (during which it was quickly established that Senior Instructor, Koushik Panchangam, was already a staunch advocate), a presentation of the Jacobson Flare App for the iPad is very timely.

Principally for Soar Aviation’s staff and clients, other interested pilots wishing to attend should contact Soar on 03 9587 5020 for further details. Captain David Jacobson will share his nearly 50 years of aeronautical experience, before presenting the Jacobson Flare. See <https://www.jacobsonflare.com>

 

piper-warrior1-2000x700

 

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.