Before the Commerce Department took on the responsibility of operating the nation’s system of lighted airways

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22.04.2016

The earliest government oversight of civil aviation was assumed primarily by an aeronautics branch of the Department of Commerce beginning in 1926.

Before the Commerce Department took on the responsibility of operating the nation’s system of lighted airways,
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There have been 16 FAA administrators since 1958; the first was retired Air Force Gen. Elwood "Pete" Quesada, who served until 1961.

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