Ryan Wallace

Title
Associate Professor
Email
Department
Aeronautical Science Department
College
College of Aviation
Ryan Wallace

  • Ed.D. - Doctor of Education in Applied Educational Studies: Aviation Sciences, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Aviation, University of North Dakota
  • Graduate Certificate in Aerospace Security, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics: Air Traffic Control, University of North Dakota

  • Remote Pilot - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Private Pilot - Federal Aviation Administration

  • AS 323: CRM for UAS
  • UA 201: Mapping Apps & Data Collection
  • AS 222: Unmanned Aircraft Sys Security


Winter, S.R., Lamb, T.L., Wallace, R.J., & Anderson, C.L. (2021). Flight Shaming Customers into Aviation Sustainability: Which Factors Moderate? The International Journal of Sustainable Aviation, 7(1), 21-45.

Loffi, J.M., Wallace, R.J., Vance, S.M., Jacob, J., Dunlap, J.C., Mitchell, T.A., & Johnson, D.C. (2021). Pilot Visual Detection of Small Unmanned Aircraft on Final Approach during Nighttime Conditions. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 8(1).  https://commons.erau.edu/ijaaa/vol8/iss1/11

Wallace, R.J., Robbins, J.M., Loffi, J.M., Holliman, J.K., Metscher, D.S., & Rogers, T.R. (2020). Evaluating LAANC Utilization & Compliance for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Controlled Airspace. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 7(2). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/ijaaa/vol7/iss2/4

Macchiarella, N.D., Adkins, K.A., & Wallace, R.J. (2020). Using Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Remote Sensing and Data Collection: Aerospace Education and Service Learning. AIAA SciTech 2020 Forum. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2020-1771

Wallace, R.J., Vance, S.M., Loffi, J.M., Jacob, J., Dunlap, J.C., Mitchell, T.A., Thomas, R. & Whyte, S.R. (2019). Cleared to land: Pilot visual detection of small unmanned aircraft during final approach. ​International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace​, 6(5). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/ijaaa/vol6/iss5/12/

Wallace, R.J., Kiernan, K.M., Haritos, T., Robbins, J.M., & Loffi, J.M. (2019). Evaluating small UAS operations and potential National Airspace System interference using AeroScope. Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.7771/2159-6670.1189

Wallace, R.J., Kiernan, K.M., Robbins, J.M. & Haritos, T. (2019). Small unmanned aircraft system operator compliance with visual line of sight requirements. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 6(2). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/ijaaa/vol6/iss2/3

Ison, A.G., Loffi, J.L., Vance, S.M., & Wallace, R.J. (2018). Who owns the sky. Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems, 4(1). Retrieved from https://www.uasjournal.org/sites/default/files/articles/UASJournal-Vol4-Issue1-ison-loffi-vance-wallace.pdf

Wallace, R.J., Kiernan, K.W., Haritos, T., Robbins, J. & D'souza, G.V. (2018). Evaluating small UAS near midair collision risk using AeroScope and ADS-B. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 5(4). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/ijaaa/vol5/iss4/2

Wallace, R.J., Haritos, T., & Robbins, J.M. (2018). Building evidence the Federal Aviation Administration’s UAS safety strategy needs improvement. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 5(1). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/ijaaa/vol5/iss1/10

Wallace, R.J., Loffi, J.M., Quiroga, M., & Quiroga, C. (2018). Exploring commercial counter-UAS operations: A case study of the 2017 Dominican Republic Festival Presidente. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 2(8). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/ijaaa/vol5/iss2/8/

Baum, M.S., Kiernan, K.K., Steinman, D.W. & Wallace, R.J. (2018). UAS Pilots Code. Aviators Code Initiative. Retrieved from http://www.secureav.com/UASPC-annotated-v1.0.pdf

Wallace, R.J., Loffi, J.M., Vance, S.M., Jacob, J.D., Dunlap, J.C., & Mitchell, T.A. (2018). Pilot visual detection of sUAS equipped with strobe lighting. Journal of Aviation Technology & Engineering 7(2), 57-66. https://doi.org/10.7771/2159-6670.1177

Wallace, R.J. & Loffi, J.M. (2017). How law enforcement unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) could improve tactical response to active shooter situations: The case of the 2017 Las Vegas Shooting. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 4(4). https://doi.org/10.15394/ijaaa.2017.1198

Vance, S.M., Wallace, R. J., Loffi, J.M., Jacob, J.D., Dunlap, J.C., & Mitchell, T.A. (2017).  Detecting and assessing collision potential of aircraft and small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) by visual observers. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 4(4). https://doi.org/10.15394/ijaaa.2017.1188

Wallace, R.J. & Loffi, J.M. (2017). Position Paper: Evolution of UAS policy in the wake of Taylor v. Huerta. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 4(3). https://doi.org/10.15394/ijaaa.2017.1179

Wallace, R.J., Loffi, J.M. & Courtney, R.M. (2017). Evaluating methods of FAA regulatory compliance for educational use of unmanned aircraft systems. Collegiate Aviation Review International, 35(1), 25-51http://dx.doi.org/10.22488/okstate.18.100473  

Loffi, J.M., Wallace, R.J. & Ison, C.S. (2016). Analysis of the Federal Aviation Administration’s small UAS regulations for hobbyist and recreational users. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 4(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.15394/ijaaa.2016.1111

Loffi, J.M., Wallace, R.J., Jacobs, J.D. & Dunlap, J.C. (2016). Seeing the threat: Pilot visual detection of unmanned aircraft systems in visual meteorological conditions. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 3(3). http://commons.erau.edu/ijaaa/vol3/iss3/13/

Wallace, R.J. (2016). Position Paper: Safety Culture: Why the FAA should consider adapting the WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program as a method of remote pilot recertification. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 3(3). https://doi.org/10.15394/ijaaa.2016.1138

Wallace, R.J. & Loffi, J.M. (2015).  Examining unmanned aerial system threats & defenses: A conceptual analysis. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 2(4). http://dx.doi.org/10.15394/ijaaa.2015.1084

Wallace, R.J. & Loffi, J.M. (2014).  The unmitigated insider threat to aviation (part 2): An analysis of countermeasures.  Journal of Transportation Security. 7(4), 307-331.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12198-014-0150-6 

Loffi, J.M. & Wallace, R.J. (2014).  The unmitigated insider threat to aviation (part 1): A qualitative analysis of risks.  Journal of Transportation Security. 7(4), 289-305.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12198-014-0144-4

Loffi, J.M., Wallace, R.J. & Harris, E.L. (2014).  Explaining supply chain security through the lens of Grid and Group theory.  Global Supply Chain Security.  New York: Springer Books. 

Wallace, R.J. & Hubbard, T.P. (2014).  Effect of 406 MHz ELTs and COSPAS-SARSAT cessation of 121.5 MHz ELT monitoring on search and rescue duration for general aviation aircraft accidents in the contiguous United States.  International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace.  1(2).  http://commons.erau.edu/ijaaa/vol1/iss2/2

Wallace, R.J. (2014).  Effect of cellular phone and radar forensics on search and rescue duration for general aviation aircraft accidents in the contiguous United States.  Journal of Aviation Technology & Engineering.  3(2) p. 35-43.  http://dx.doi.org/10.7771/2159-6670.1093



Member, Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Member, Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC), UAS Security Working Group, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Member, Counter-UAS Working Group (SC-238), Radio Technical Commission  for Aeronautics (RTCA)

Educator Trustee, University Aviation Association (UAA)

Former Editor, Collegiate Aviation Review International, University Aviation Association (UAA)



FUNDED PROJECTS

PI, sUAS Traffic Analysis (A11L.UAS.91), Jul 2021-Sep 2023, $2,326,501; Institutional: $1,876,501

PI, sUAS Mid-Air Collision (MAC) Likelihood (A11L.UAS.89), ASSURE UAS Research and Development Program, Jan 2021-Dec 2022, $1,069,000; Institutional: $215,000

Co-PI, Integrating Expanded and Non-Segregated UAS Operations into the NAS: Impact on Traffic Trends and Safety (A11L.UAS.69), ASSURE UAS Research and Development Program, FY 2020-2021, $1,497,279; Institutional: $255,000

Co-I, UAS Parameters, Exceedances, and Recording Rates for ASIAS (A11L.UAS.43), ASSURE UAS Research and Development Program, May 2018-Oct 2019, $399,716; Institutional: $100,000

Curriculum Developer & Lead Instructor, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Short Course for Federal Agencies* with Law Enforcement Responsibilities, 2018-2022, $ [REDACTED]

Curriculum Developer & Lead Instructor, Department of Energy, Office of Aviation Management Aviation Safety Course, 2021, $16,500