The first mid-air collision between two commercial airliners over Normandy in April 1922 encouraged Belgium, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom to implement guidelines for keeping aircraft separated, thus forming the basis for air traffic control as a service to avoid collisions. The route between Croydon and Le Bourget was popular; both airports erected dedicated structures and recruited controllers. These first controllers began issuing take-off clearances from July 1922.  See

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Pilots/Flight Attendants

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