Author: Lake Toba

Extreme Aircraft Testing

Whenever new passenger planes are built, they must go through a number of tests designed to determine whether the plane performs well under extreme circumstances, and to allow designers and engineers to fine-tune aircraft designs before they go into production. In this video, you can see a rejected takeoff (RTO) test for the Airbus A340.  The test is designed to see how the brakes perform when they are forced to stop a plane at its maximum designed weight and highest runway speed possible before the crew is committed to taking off.  At the end of the test, circumstances get...

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Allan Lichtman: Why President Trump Will Be Impeached

This video is an interview of Professor Allan Lichtman of American University in which he discusses some of the premise for his book The Case for Impeachment. According to BBC Newsnight, Lichtman “has correctly predicted every US presidential race since 1984. He believes that President Donald Trump will be impeached during his time in office – an argument he makes in his book The Case for Impeachment. He told Emily Maitlis “it’s just a matter of when.” More also at +++++ Image Credit: Adobe Stock Images. Standard...

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