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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 flown so far and how many more will I have to fly before I am competent and safe enough go solo?’ And then: ‘What about my next airplane … and the next?’ :  ‘Will I have the same problems, over and over again?’  :  (the answer, sadly, is yes)

We all know it’s frustrating when you are told, only : “it takes time to get the hang of this – quicker for some than others.” That’s the conventional ‘wisdom‘, passed on to student pilots, professional pilots and their instructors, since 1918 : and, since 1987 it’s no longer true, if ever it was.

There is another way to better landings, much sooner, than just wishin’, waitin’ and hopin’ for the judgment, perception and experience (none of which can be taught) to kick in, sometime soon. The key is in understanding a pre-defined pilot eye path, which may be applied to every fixed-wing airplane type you’ll ever fly.

You’re already paying $300+/hour to hire an airplane and an instructor : In today’s busy circuit patterns, you are probably averaging about 5 circuits an hour.

The Jacobson Flare can be taught and you’ll recover the cost of this app in just ONE LESS-NEEDED CIRCUIT.

 

 

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.

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Why inflict yesterday’s landing techniques on tomorrow’s pilots?

Of all manoeuvres flown in fixed-wing aircraft, the landing flare remains an enigma, It is usually the most precise flight manoeuvre that pilots are required to master as it is critical to the safe and satisfactory conclusion of every flight. I’t’s often stated that, ‘while take-offs are optional, landings are mandatory‘.

While everything else in aviation has developed throughout the last 100 years, landing training is still regarded, for the most part, as an ‘art‘. Conventional flare practices have involved a critical estimation of height  above the runway and are subject to quite a number of variable factors.

From the dawn of aviation, before and during World War One until 1987, there was no definitive, universal approach and landing technique and, even more puzzling, little recognition of the need for one. The original pilots were self-taught. Their haphazard trial-and-error practices gradually blossomed into a loose collection of landing myths and legends that ultimately came to be regarded as gospel. Surprisingly, these practices have remained for the most part unchallenged by generations of flight instructors.

It is being realised, by many countries, that there may soon be a significant shortage of pilots, world-wide. When this period arrives, the proper training of many new pilots will present huge challenges, especially if there is no change to the status quo.

We no longer have to swing the propellors of modern aircraft, yet most flight training organisations still cling to yesterday’s obsolescence. It is time now to move landing training from the ‘artistry‘ of 1918 into today’s world, where a totally proven, universal, quantifiable and consistent approach and landing flare technique can define new standards in competency.

The Jacobson Flare is the world’s precision tool that enables us to avoid inflicting yesterday’s landing techniques on tomorrow’s pilots. Together, we can help them to be more precise, consistent, efficient and, above all, safer than ever.

 

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

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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:  no-one knows what they are!

If that was ever true, it is certainly not anymore. For a start, there are 5 – and since 1987, we DO know what they are.

In order to learn how to land a plane consistently well, a pilot must be able to understand and answer the following 5 questions – and flight instructors should be able to explain them – simply, clearly and factually; and be able to demonstrate them to their students, at any level of experience:

  1. Where to aim?
  2. How to aim?
  3. When to flare?
  4. How much to flare? And
  5. How fast to flare?

The main problems:

  • In my experience (over 50 years), most pilots usually aim at an area, like the piano keys or the runway numbers (they are 80-100ft/25-30m long) – rather than to a nominated aim point, suitable for the aircraft size and runway length available.
  • Many flight training establishments still teach their students to attempt to control the most precise manoeuvre most will ever have to master with the secondary effects of controls, instead of the primary effects; the result is, invariably an unpredictable roller coaster flight path … the final approach is not stabilised and the aircraft will never cross the threshold at a consistent height.
  • The decision on when to commence the flare is based historically on an ‘educated guess’ of vertical flare height above the ground. This assessment is inconsistent, subject to many variable and distorting factors and any errors in this assessment of height compound 20 times, along the runway, making touchdown and turn-off points unpredictable. Modern transport aircraft have useful radio altitude call-outs, but these still suffer the same 20 x times-compounding mathematical errors.
  • The assessment of how much to flare is nothing more than a subjective guess, while attempting to fly straight and level with power/thrust retarded to idle , just above the runway, for as long as possible, rather than continuing to converge with the runway surface … but less and less, each part/second.
  • Finally, the flare rate‘ is another series of subjective guesses, based on feel, look, judgment, perception’ and experience, NONE of which can be taught. They come only with practice, repetition and time. Mostly, they do come – after all, this is what we’ve all done for over 100 years … but at what cost? And with no consistency.
  • With a looming shortage of pilots, world-wide and especially in Australia, are airlines and flight training organisations really going to continue to adhere, blindly, to the myths, legends and mumbo jumbo that has been passed on as landing training, for more than 100 years – when EVERYTHING ELSE in aviation has developed – just a little?

The solution:

The answers to all of these key questions may not seem readily apparent – after all, have you ever seen them in a manual or textbook? But they are available and well proven, by thousands of pilots in at least 60 countries.

The Jacobson Flare landing flare technique

The Jacobson Flare landing flare technique – based on simple triangulation

The solution lies in the use of triangulation, as used, most effectively, by the RAF 617 Squadron ‘Dambusters’, in 1943. As well as considering ‘flare height‘, the Jacobson Flare offers a precise, complementary visual fix, along the runway centreline, short of the aim point, that makes the flare point visible to the pilot, instead of relying on a guess.

Offering the elegant simplicity of the safety pin, it eliminates the ‘mumbo jumbo’ from explaining how to land a plane.

ALL of those 5 questions are answered, factually, with full explanatory solutions and the result is the world’s first universal, quantifiable, consistent, safest and simplest approach and landing training technique.

For 30 years, the most common feedback from experienced pilots is that ‘it finally explains what we’ve probably all been trying to do, subconsciously, all these years.’

 

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.

 

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 your plane? And how much money?

Typically, in my experience here in Australia, most student pilots solo in about 10-12 hours. However, a disturbing trend seems to have developed here and elsewhere – pilots are taking upwards of 30 hours to solo.

Frankly, this is ridiculous. 30 hours should have a pilot close to a restricted Private licence – (RPPL).

Landing accidents still bring me almost to tears – for most are totally avoidable – by offering better training in the most precise and most neglected subject in the flight training syllabus. The statistics on these  have not improved in the last 50 years.

Since 1985, I have proved that the problem is not that landings are difficult to master; the real reason is that conventional landing training methods, handed down blindly for over 100 years – yes, since WW1 – have always been inadequate, to say the least. This is because these methods rely on myths and legends that should, by now, have been made redundant. Everything else in aviation has been developed and improved, but not the ‘elephant in the room’. The landing is still treated by many as a sick joke.

In today’s traffic patterns, it is difficult to fly more than 6 touch-and-go circuits in an hour. At a typical cost of A$300.00/hour, that represents a cost of A$50.00 per circuit. That’s an expensive way of ‘getting the hang of it’, on just your first airplane – what about your conversions onto other airplanes?

By flying just one LESS circuit, you can invest in a lifetime of happy, safe landings in any airplane you may ever fly. From sailplanes to the A380.

 

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.

 

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 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.