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The Thunderbirds will perform at the Gathering of Mustangs and Legends Sept. 27 to Sept. 30 in Columbus. More than two-thirds of the world's 150 flyable P-51s are expected at the event, which will also honor 51 legendary figures involved with the storied fighter…

The closure of a short runway has prompted expansion at Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin, Pa. The runway is being turned into a taxiway because it doesn't meet FAA standards and that's opened up a swath of land for development, including new hangars and a $15 million expansion of the Voyager Jet Center…

Maybe the sleigh was in for an annual. Santa Claus used a helicopter to drop in on EAA's annual Christmas in the Air celebration at EAA headquarters in Oshkosh, Wis., over the weekend…

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has written FAA Administrator Marion Blakey opposing the possible movement of two LAX runways closer to a residential area. The runway project is one option expected to make the airport more efficient but the mayor says he's not convinced it's worth the impact on residents of the Westchester area of the city…

Former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta is among 10 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Mineta and the other recipients will receive the honor from President George W. Bush on Dec. 15.