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Don’t just take our word for it

This review, from Marc Santacroce, a CFI from the USA, was also posted on 3 February 2015, on our testimonials page, www.jacobson.flare.com/testimonials  .

So, once again in my flying life (started in 1965), I am faced with getting back up to speed on my aviation skills after another extended absence. I am not a high time pilot, just now 2000 PPSEL hours, and I’m probably the ONLY pilot you know who will admit he’s NOT the best pilot of all time. I don’t test well, I have to constantly study to stay on top, and I have to frequently practice my basic maneuvers, as well as my instrument skills.

This last two year hiatus has taken it’s toll, for one I’m older, and aviation has changed in leaps and bounds the past five years. I have to work harder to keep up, and consequently look for any way to make life easier.

The Jacobson Flare App is one of those aids that make life easier. The App will cost you about what an hour with a CFI will cost, and it is worth every penny.

When I was transitioning from my PPSEL to working on my instrument, I couldn’t find one, not one, instructor who could explain why we teach VFR flight one way and IFR flight another. Of course I’m referring to the perennial debate over whether power or pitch control rate or speed.

Capt Jacobson takes you through a rational analysis of what happens using both methods, then presents a compelling argument of why the “flightpath” method is more effective, and easier to master, than the “airspeed” method.

Three months ago, when I first started using the Jacobson Flare (coincidentally with flying an airplane I hadn’t touched in over 5 years), I found his techniques a struggle. Then, after three practice flights, I nailed it – consistently. Two more months passed (when I couldn’t afford to fly), and I lost my touch again. I emailed Capt Jacobson and he quickly diagnosed my problem as “fixation” on the aim point and flare point. “Open your field of vision”, he said. Today I went up, in a newer, more powerful model of the same airplane and bingo, I got it down.

After 45 minutes of air work, when I was probably too tired to do my best, I hit the pattern for 10 landings. All but one were spot on, and that one was just a longer landing because I hadn’t reduced power as much, and as soon as I should have. I intentionally flew some steep, and some shallow approaches to landing, as well as the optimum 3-4 degree approach, and the J-Flare method works.

Once you earn to work with aim point and flare point, and not be so concerned about HAT, your landings will become more consistent and more predictable. On my way back to home field, I gave a newly minted multi- engine pilot a lift. He couldn’t believe my landing. I took the opportunity to sing the Jacobson Flare praises and give him a 30 second tutorial. His only comment was that the method made total sense. Let me commend it to you too. Everyone says that mastering the landings was the hardest part of learning to fly. Do it the Jacobson Flare way, and they won’t be.

Marc Santacroce
San Francisco CA, USA’

 

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

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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, in the mid-1980’s. Aviation is such a small world and it is wonderful and so rewarding to receive feedback, such as this:

“Hi Dave,

You investigated & taught me the ‘Jacobson Flare’ at RAAF Point Cook Flying Club, when I was going thru the RAAF Pilots 142 course, now over 30 yrs ago.

I still use the concept today, in any aircraft, as do most of my ‘heavy’ mates. Fond memories…hope your’re well DJ?

Cheers mate,

Geoff Appleton (Capt B767, Air Japan/ANA, Narita/Japan)”

 

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 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 another tool I use for landing. Thank you so much for taking the time to do such an important project. Your personal email was very much appreciated and really allowed me to connect with your material. We students/new pilots really look up to such educational information and it really is a treat to be able to simply talk with the authority; you really made me feel like a colleague in aviation.

If you are ever in the Bay Area (KSFO), our flight school (San Carlos Flight Center) would really love to hear you speak. And since the speaker fee is gratis, no worries on your tax returns 🙂

Thanks Again,

Dave Kramer

cc Jason Miller

San Francisco Ca USA

podcasts

  New Podcast on the Finer Points: ‘What if the World was Round?’ – The Jacobson Flare

 Former Qantas Airlines Captain David Jacobson has developed a technique for flaring an airplane that is scientific, practical and can be applied to any airplane you fly from an A380 to a Cessna 172. Listen now

 

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.

“… 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 Jacobson talk about his “universal” landing technique, being the ‘Jacobson Flare’, which he has developed over some 50 years of flying all manner of aircraft from Tiger Moth biplanes to DC-9, B727 and B737s.

With over 24,000 hours of experience, he has now produced an iPad APP, which explains in detail his approach to landings which he says works time after time, from the smallest sports aircraft to the wide-bodied jets – A380, B777 and B747 plus, importantly, our Cirrus SR20 & SR22 series aircraft.

Having purchased the APP, completed my tape measured eye height and undercarriage displacement distance, the APP did its ‘calculations’ and produced a flare commencement distance appropriate to my Cirrus SR22 and myself.

Wow, I tried it yesterday on my return from Bendigo to Moorabbin and gently ‘kissed’ the runway…….I now look forward to many, many kisses in the future!!

Other Cirrus owners may like to read about the theory of the Jacobson Flare totally free of charge on the web at: www.jacobsonflare.com  – if you are convinced, then just buy, try and fly!!”

Cheers – FlyingMac

 

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.

“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 – 1.0.0 – Jun 15, 2015

“I strongly endorse this app. David Jacobson, who is a true aviation professional, has brought much worthwhile thought to the problem of the landing flare. In this app, he’s expressed logically, in mathematically correct geometric terms, how to aim the aircraft for landing, when to flare, and how; in a way that every pilot from student to ATPL can understand and apply. The app itself is first class, with powerful graphics and diagrams, real video showing the technique in practice, and very useful tutorials for a range of problems and situations. As well, there are appendices with supplementary information including calculators, mathematical derivation and references. A bit of study is needed to fully appreciate the technique, but it’s not hard and the quality of the app makes for well structured learning. It’s easy to start, and learn in stages: it’s really a structured mini-course and an extremely well presented one at that. Highly recommended.”

 

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.