When and why was the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) created?
Answer: In the 1950s, passenger flights would sometimes detour over the Grand Canyon for a better view. On June 30, 1956, two planes flying from Los Angeles to Chicago, a United Airlines DC-7 and a TWA Constellation, had both requested permission to fly into the Grand Canyon's airspace. The planes collided directly over the canyon, killing everyone on board. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was created in 1958 as a result of the crash. - Live Science
Who knew? I certainly didn't and the FAA is something I 100% take for granted every time I get onto an airplane. I know air traffic control is one of the most stressful jobs in the world, and definitely for a good reason.
There's a lot going on up there, so shout out to the men and women patrolling the skies.