March 1 (Wed) 7:00pm The Jacobson Flare

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Since the first flight pilots have pursued the elusive, consistently perfect landing. ‘What’ to do is generally understood; now the ‘where’, ‘when’ and ‘how’ involved in landing an airplane can be discussed logically.

The Jacobson Flare technique is the quantifiable explanation of what pilots have been trying to achieve by feel and guesswork, with varying results, for over 100 years.

In 1965, aged 17, Captain David Jacobson FRAeS MAP commenced flight training at Moorabbin Airport, Melbourne. After qualifying for an Unrestricted Private Pilot Licence, he was awarded a Commonwealth Flying Scholarship. Having achieved a Commercial Pilot Licence and C-Grade Instructor Rating, he then instructed on light aircraft ranging from Beechcraft and Cessna to Piper, Auster and Tiger Moth. In 1970 he joined Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA), flying as First Officer on F27, DC-9 and B727 aircraft, before achieving Initial Command on the F27, in 1982.

Jason Miller

Jason Miller is a CFII with more than 18 years of aviation experience and thousands of hours of instruction given. Jason is a member of the FAA safety team, a speaker for AOPA’s Air Safety Institute and was nominated by the FAA for the 2009 Flight Instructor of the Year Award.

“I am passionate about developing systems that help pilots become safer and more efficient.” Says Miller.

Using his background as a performer and experience on the flight line, Jason created The Finer Points – Aviation Podcast, one of the most recognized and well respected aviation podcasts in the world. The critically acclaimed podcast has delivered more than 3m flight training files to pilots all over the world.

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