View Full Version : Mons flare - new technique

19th Jul 2005, 16:21
hi guys

anybody heard of the new flare technique going around...?
similar to the jacobson flare technique but has more emphasis on power control.

airbus guys have been using it for years apparently, includes a triple check at 50ft, cutting power halfway through the third retard call, and a series of aiming points past the last touchdown markers which transition during the approach each time an auto callout is made (ie 'minima', '100', '50', '30', '50').

not sure how it works in a crosswind though. maybe they could test it out with one of those new crosswind machines.

Al E. Vator
19th Jul 2005, 23:57

BTW: Similar to this wind-up post, the so-called "Jacobson technique" is an absolute load of nonsense! Explained to me by it's 'inventor' it makes something easy into something far too complex.

There is a new landing technique going around where you get to just above the runway, look down the other end of that runway and pull back a bit. Amazing how well it works. Pretty new technique, developed about 100 years ago by a couple of blokes called Wilbur and Orville.


Mr Lucky
20th Jul 2005, 00:17
"(ie 'minima', '100', '50', '30', '50')."

Obviously doesn't work too well!

Buster Hyman
20th Jul 2005, 02:41
the third retard call
Surely you only need to tell the FO once!

20th Jul 2005, 04:21
I thought the third retard wasnt allowed at the controls below 10,000ft???

20th Jul 2005, 04:31

Ohhhhhhhhh dear, thats not very kind, and definitely NOT PC.


20th Jul 2005, 04:48
cjam tres droll mon ami.:p

Arm out the window
20th Jul 2005, 05:49
'Mons technique'...sounds wather wude!!!

21st Jul 2005, 22:35
heh heh....I'm over being pc at the moment....being pc sort of feels like holding your breath....I've decided to be un-pc until christmas and then fall back into line.

Captain Sand Dune
21st Jul 2005, 23:33
There's a flare technique!?

Keep aiming at the numbers until the guy in the other seat twitches, then pull back!:}

Chris Higgins
22nd Jul 2005, 02:13
There's a bar in Florida called Mons Venus. Maybe the technique was developed one night there...with a couple of strippers.

I actually like the old 18 mm film they used to show at Sydney Tech called, "The Last 50 Feet". I think it was a 707 or maybe an 8, but it explained it all quite well I thought.

22nd Jul 2005, 03:05
I think they have this approach confused with the Camel Toe.:p

22nd Jul 2005, 08:55
"Mons flare" technique?

Sounds too "tres chic" to me...must be an Airbus thing.