Dan Bubb is a former airline pilot with expertise on commercial aviation and airport history in the American West. In 2012, he published his first book, Landing in Las Vegas: Commercial Aviation and the Making of a Tourist City (University of Nevada Press). Currently, Dan is researching and writing a second book that examines the role airlines and airports play in connecting Western American cities with the world. He is a professor in the Honors College at UNLV, and serves as the deputy director of the Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame. Bubb's other research areas include United States, American Western, and world history.
The whole idea behind [flying boats] was passenger comfort. The Boeing plane could fly for 4,000 miles at a speed of 183 miles per hour. This is a consistent theme throughout commercial aviation history. The military constantly was designing faster and larger planes, and the commercial aviation industry followed suit.24 February 2021