Are others having ‘fun’ with your landings: at your expense?

Are others having ‘fun’ with your landings: at your expense?

Are others having more ‘fun’ with your landings than you are? At your expense, figuratively and literally! Are you frustrated, trying to get the ‘hang’ of it?

None of your landing issues are new and they are certainly NOT your fault; the problem is that the world of aviation has been recycling the same ideas about landing training for 100 years, without really offering anything more than trial and error and repetition, ‘explained’ badly through cliches and bad jokes. We just get the ‘hang’ of it; and then we have to get the hang of it again and again and again, perhaps through an entire career. One of my earlier B727 captains described one of my landings – back in 1977 (pre- Jacobson Flare, I might add) – as “like an older person trying to be graceful, but ultimately losing control and dropping clumsily, int0 a bath!” That hurt!

‘Circuits and bumps’? Since the end of World War One, flight instructors have made little attempt to do better than telling students what they, themselves, do; and each one has their way of relating the story; and that’s why you have had a different story from every instructor. There has been no comprehensive landing system – until 1987.

We all know WHAT we are trying to achieve; it’s the HOW that has been so elusive.

Until 1987, there had never been a universal, quantifiable and consistently reliable approach and landing training technique. In order to land any airplane consistently well, we must know the answers to five important, yet simple, questions:

1. Where to aim?
2. How to aim?
3. When to flare?
4. How much to flare?
5. How fast to flare? (i.e., the flare rate?)

Let me ask: ‘Have you ever seen a book or article, or heard an instructor explain, factually (without mumbo jumbo or smoke and mirrors), the answer to even ONE of these questions? No?

Neither had I, from 1965 as a 17-yo student pilot until 1985, when I questioned conventional wisdom and dared to challenge the status quo. It was worth the effort and the resistance; because now the Jacobson Flare app answers each of those 5 questions – and many more – in fact EVERY question you’ve ever had, regarding landings.


Wishing you many safe landings


Captain David M Jacobson FRAeS MAP


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

For starters, Download the FREE Jacobson Flare LITE, our no fuss/no frills introduction. Here we demonstrate, step by step, the application of the Jacobson Flare on a typical grass airstrip at Porepunkah, YPOK.


We invite you to browse the consistently positive comments on our Testimonials page. Many pilots, of all levels of experience, have downloaded our Apps. Read about their own experiences with the Jacobson Flare technique and the App.

Then download the COMPLETE Jacobson Flare app – for iOS. You’re already possibly paying $300+/hour to hire an aeroplane: You’ll recover the cost of the app, in just ONE LESS-NEEDED CIRCUIT. Moreover, you’ll have an invaluable reference tool, throughout your entire life in aviation.

Download the COMPLETE Jacobson Flare App for iOS devices now.


We invite you, also, to review our new, FREE companion app,

offering a convenient way of staying abreast of our latest blogs.


Download the Jacobson Flare NEWS App for iOS devices now.

David Jacobson