WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14: NATIONAL AIR RACES
Profile America — Wednesday, September 14th. The sounds of some of the most powerful engines on earth are echoing around Reno, Nevada through Sunday — at the National Championship Air Races. People who love those sounds — and the airplanes that make them — will come from all around the country to see competition among six classes of aircraft — including unlimited sport, formula one, jet, and biplane. The Reno air races recall the huge events held in Cleveland in the 1930s that acted as a development laboratory as aviation moved into the modern era. The sleek air racers circling the pylons at the Reno course are among the nation's more than 23-thousand aircraft classified as experimental. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 460
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 1082
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau