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Here's a new air show for the calendar, especially if you like Mustangs. Gathering of Mustangs and Legends -- The Final Roundup will be held at Reno Stead Field June 9 to June 12, 2006. Organizers hope to attract 100 of the estimated 150 P-51s still flying and many of the Second World War pilots who flew them. A full air show including military performers and possibly the Thunderbirds is also planned...

The FAA is backing off on a plan to require babies to be secured during flight and that has the NTSB furious. Instead, the FAA will launch an education program highlighting the dangers of parents carrying babies on their laps. Children aged two and older must have their own seats under current rules...

A couple of crashes have left seven dead and two injured. Six people died when a twin crashed into a house on takeoff from Lakeway Airpark, near Austin, Texas, on Tuesday. Two passengers walked away but the pilot was killed in the crash of a Cessna 182 near Port Angeles, Wash., also on Tuesday...

A Cessna 421 carrying Kansas Fish and Wildlife authorities hit a deer on landing at Topeka Airport last week. The deer was hit by a flap and apparently wasn't badly hurt. The flap suffered minor damage...

Embraer will build the U.S. military's next spy plane. The Brazilian manufacturer's ERJ 145 will be the platform for the new secret plane, which will be built in Jacksonville, Fla., in a project led by Lockheed Martin.