Dan Bubb

Associate Professor in Residence, UNLV Honors College
Coordinator of Academic Affairs
Expertise: Commercial Aviation, Airport History, World History, U.S. History, American Western History

Biography

Daniel "Dan" Bubb  — a former airline pilot — is an expert on commercial aviation and airport history in the American West. His other research areas include United States, American Western, and world history.

An associate professor in residence with the UNLV Honors College, Bubb also serves as the college's coordinator of academic affairs.

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, Bubb is researching and writing a second book that examines the role airlines and airports play in connecting Western American cities with the world.

Bubb serves as the deputy director of the Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame.

Education

  • Ph.D., History, University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • M.A., History, UNLV

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Dan Bubb In The News

New York Times
February 26, 2021
Passengers on board a United Airlines flight from Denver to Honolulu had several moments of terror on Feb. 20 when their plane, a Boeing 777-200, experienced a right-engine failure shortly after takeoff, causing a massive bang and sending debris raining down over a quiet Denver suburb. Passengers captured video, much of it shared on social media, of the plane’s Pratt & Whitney engine, its cover ripped off, its turbine oscillating and in flames. The plane, which had 231 passengers and 10 crew members on board, returned to Denver and landed safely.
CNBC
November 30, 2020
Commercial air travel has come a long way since the “Golden Age of Travel” — an era marked by glamour, gourmet food and dapper passengers.
Aviation News
November 16, 2020
On the night of November 15, 1964, the Fairchild F-27A , prefix N745L , by Bonanza Air Lines , departed for flight 114, from Phoenix, Arizona, to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, taking on board 26 passengers and three crew.
Mashable
February 20, 2019
In the year 2044, our cities might be energized by fusion power plants, our sleek cars may all run on electricity, and our doctors might regularly employ gene-editing to cure blindness.

Articles Featuring Dan Bubb

Campus News | December 10, 2020
A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.
McCarran International Airport
Campus News | November 20, 2015
The Dec. 1 University Forum talk examines into the role that airports play politically, economically, and culturally in connecting America’s Western cities with the world.
Researchers look through photographs
Research | October 15, 2015
The discoveries made in the Libraries' Special Collections challenge the way that people think of Las Vegas and its place in the American landscape. Here's a taste.
Business and Community | October 28, 2014
We're celebrating the state's sesquicentennial with some fun facts and insightful observations from UNLV professors.