The Jacobson Flare

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About this app

The Jacobson Flare App Version 1.0 for Android

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 in 1918.

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, consistent and unassailable landing technique in the history of aviation. To land an airplane consistently well, a pilot should be able to explain the following five questions:

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

Now, this first edition of the Jacobson Flare App for Android, answers all five applying, clearly and simply, known principles and facts that enable a pilot at any level of competence and experience to finally and fully understand HOW to make safer and more consistent landings, in any airplane type. The noted increase in pilot competence and confidence is breathtaking.

Professionally designed, the Jacobson Flare app for Android is so much more than the simple electronic equivalent of a 330-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 new edition of the Jacobson Flare app explores the where, when & how involved in landing an airplane and is best viewed in landscape, on at least the screen size of a mini tablet OR larger smartphone. The bigger the screen size, the better.

Simple to understand for student pilots, it also caters for greater levels of experience with a range of tools including a unique set of five calculators professional pilots can utilise – in preparation for every flight. As well as flare point calculations, vital comparisons may be made between the normal visual aim point for any aircraft and the widely varying aim points defined by ILS, PAPI and T-Vasis approach slope guidance systems.

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. Thirty-five 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.


The Jacobson Flare has been adopted enthusiastically by thousands of pilots in 65 countries. The convenient digital format on an App has accelerated industry awareness and acceptance and offers predictable and consistently better landings for those individual pilots, at ANY level of experience, who are always seeking to improve their skill set.

Perhaps the three 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”; “this is probably what we have all been trying to do all these years”; and “this has the elegant simplicity of the safety pin”.

Download the unassailable Jacobson Flare App. You're already paying USD$300+/hour to hire an airplane: You'll recover the cost of this app in just ONE LESS-NEEDED CIRCUIT.


Captain David M Jacobson MAP FRAeS: +61 419 346 336

The Jacobson Flare – ‘Simple, Unassailable, Aerodynamic Logic’
Updated on
Mar 9, 2020

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