Since 1987, the unique application of The Jacobson Flare has eliminated the imprecise aspects of landing an airplane, otherwise unchanged since the end of World War 1. Everything else in aviation has advanced, but NOT landing training.
Historically, the manual landing manoeuvre has remained indeterminate. Conventional flare techniques have involved an inconsistent, critical estimation of height above the landing surface and are subject to a number of variable factors, summarised as aircraft, pilot and environmental.
The Jacobson Flare is the first and only quantifiable, universal landing technique in the history of aviation.
The Jacobson Flare App for iPad
Now, the Jacobson Flare app for iPad, featured on the Australian App Store in ‘Best New Apps’, is available world-wide and presents the Jacobson Flare clearly and comprehensively, as never before.
Professionally designed, the Jacobson Flare app for iPad is more than the equivalent of a 350-page book; interactive and inclusive, it totally replaces and greatly enhances successive and widely acclaimed presentations of the original 1987 Jacobson Flare paper, “Where to Flare” and other associated files.
This app explores the where, when & how involved in landing an airplane in TWO DISTINCT INTERPRETATIONS, each including an extensive Glossary:
•PORTRAIT as an e-book, partly illustrated AND
•LANDSCAPE as an extensively illustrated presentation, with pop-up text.
Simple to understand for student pilots, it also caters for greater levels of experience with a range of tools including a unique set of calculators every professional pilot can utilise – on every flight.
Graphically enhanced HD videos of various airplane types using the same consistent and quantified technique, at a diverse range of locations, highlight the Jacobson Flare app for iPad as a perfect solution to a serious long-term problem for world aviation. The results of this two-year project, based on thirty years of research and development, are reflected in the intuitive design, fine production and attention to detail - just some of the hallmarks of this stylish presentation.
Undoubtedly something so simple and yet seen by some as ‘revolutionary’ will bring debate – and has. David’s philosophy is very clear on this point: this technique is not a hypothesis seeking validation. It is an intelligent explanation based on 20 years of observation and the application of a few basic principles. It is sound, having been flight-tested, since 1985, by many accomplished and experienced exponents in Airline, Australian Defence Force and General Aviation operations.
The Jacobson Flare has been adopted by many flight schools and pilots with great success. Now, the opportunity to have it in convenient digital form on an iPad will improve industry concurrence and offer predictable and consistently better landings for those who are always seeking to improve their skill set, rather than continue to rely on inconsistent trial and error practices.
Perhaps the two best descriptions come from highly experienced professional pilots: “the greatest single advance in flying training in many, many years and represents simple unassailable aerodynamic logic” and “this is probably what we have all been trying to do all these years.”
David Jacobson: +61 419 346 336
The Jacobson Flare – ‘Simple, Unassailable, Aerodynamic Logic’