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I learnt more about flying from that … from an Australian B737 Captain
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I learnt more about flying from that … from an Australian B737 Captain

"I learnt more about flying from that experience ... We were arriving in Brisbane from the South for runway 19L via the STAR and the...
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‘Mud or Mustard’ : by former Sqn Ldr Ralph Petritsch, F-18A Fighter Combat Instructor RAAF
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‘Mud or Mustard’ : by former Sqn Ldr Ralph Petritsch, F-18A Fighter Combat Instructor RAAF

You may well ask what the term ‘Mud or Mustard’ has to do with flying? It does, in fact, have everything to do with being...
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FAQ #6 Update: Landing by night – just as by day – the Jacobson Flare
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FAQ #6 Update: Landing by night – just as by day – the Jacobson Flare

A recent question became a timely reminder that an expanded explanation on how to adapt the Jacobson Flare principles to night landings had been neglected,...
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‘Just sayings…’  Building pilots’ resilience in aviation
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‘Just sayings…’ Building pilots’ resilience in aviation

Over the years, one picks up many pearls of wisdom that shape our rapport with aviation : They could be gems offered by other pilots;...
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Conscientious airplane walk-arounds are never a waste of time
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Conscientious airplane walk-arounds are never a waste of time

The pre-flight walk-around inspection of an aircraft, by the pilot or a trusted crew member is a time-honoured, vital facet of good airmanship. Generations of...
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Non-normal checklists don’t always cover the situation : the Jacobson Flare does
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Non-normal checklists don’t always cover the situation : the Jacobson Flare does

Throughout an aviation career spanning 55 years and 24,500 hours, a pilot is bound to encounter some non-normal situations along the way. Licence renewal checks,...
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Trust your instincts : your very own, built-in Master Warning system
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Trust your instincts : your very own, built-in Master Warning system

Nearly 30 years ago while suffering from sinusitis, I had been on a few days' sick leave. The lessons I learned, from a premature return...
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Uh-oh! : This runway / airstrip is uphill / downhill / undulating / longer / shorter / narrower / wider / lighter / darker
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Uh-oh! : This runway / airstrip is uphill / downhill / undulating / longer / shorter / narrower / wider / lighter / darker

You've just learned to fly and proudly earned your PPL or CPL. Your home airfield was wide and flat : 'Aren't they all?' Well, actually,...
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“If you don’t know that something exists, you’ll never go looking for it” – Geoff Tually
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“If you don’t know that something exists, you’ll never go looking for it” – Geoff Tually

On December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made four brief flights at Kitty Hawk. The Wright brothers had invented, flown and somehow landed the...
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We all make mistakes. It’s how you recover from them that counts – Former A380 & B747 Captain Gary Gould
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We all make mistakes. It’s how you recover from them that counts – Former A380 & B747 Captain Gary Gould

This is the third article in a planned occasional series, sharing the most memorable and treasured experiences, not only from my own career : We...
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The best advice I was ever offered : from the best pilot I ever flew with
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The best advice I was ever offered : from the best pilot I ever flew with

If you have ever read the epic 'Fate is the Hunter', by Captain Ernest K Gann, you will recall the respect, even reverence, that the...
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You’ll recover the cost of this app in just ONE LESS-NEEDED CIRCUIT
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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...
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Launch of Free Companion ‘Jacobson Flare News’ App
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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...
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OK. Let’s settle some misconceptions, right now.
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OK. Let’s settle some misconceptions, right now.

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**NEW** The Jacobson Flare App for ANDROID is NOW AVAILABLE
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**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,...
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** Just Released **  JF App V2.0 for iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch – and Android
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** 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...
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‘We’ve always done it this way! … What’s wrong with that?’
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‘We’ve always done it this way! … What’s wrong with that?’

The 'Law of Primacy' in education is very powerful:  What we are first taught on any given subject often creates a strong, almost unshakable impression.
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Don’t just take our word for it
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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  .
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Why inflict yesterday’s landing techniques on tomorrow’s pilots?
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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...
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If you really want to impress another pilot with your landings, explain to them HOW you do it
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If you really want to impress another pilot with your landings, explain to them HOW you do it

It's a very natural thing ... for anyone ... to want to show your mates, your buddies, supervisors, or even examiners, just how well you...
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