Portrait of Lewis RJ Archer

Lewis RJ Archer

  • Assistant Chair of Flight Academics, Assistant Professor, Aviation
    • In-Flight Loss of Control, Pilot Fatigue, Airline Training and Operations

Contact Info

Office Address

Ryan Hall Room 218
4251 University Ave Stop 9036
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9036

  • Use of Rounded Base Turns in General Aviation Traffic Patterns (Master's Thesis)

Archer, L., & Higgins, J. (2017). Use of Rounded Base Turns in General Aviation Traffic Patterns : A Quantitative Analysis.

Wilson, N., Guragain, B., Verma, A., Archer, L., & Tavakolian, K. (2019). Blending Human and Machine: Feasibility of Measuring Fatigue Through the Aviation Headset. Human Factors. https://doi.org/10.1177/0018720819849783

FAA Certifications

  • Airline Transport Pilot: Airplane Multiengine Land; DHC-8
  • Commercial Pilot: Airplane Single-Engine Land
  • Flight Instructor: Airplane Single and Multiengine; Instrument Airplane
  • Remote Pilot: Small Unmanned Aircraft System

FCC Certifications

  • Restricted Radio Operator Permit


  • Instructor of the Month, UND Aerospace Flight Operations (April 2013)
  • Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, University of North Dakota (2011)
  • Master of Science in Aviation, University of North Dakota (2017)
  • 2018-Present: CRJ Instructor, UND Flight Operations
  • 2013-Present: Flight Instructor and Stage Check Pilot, UND Flight Operations
  • 2014-2017: Lecturer, UND Department of Aviation
  • 2014: Standards Lead Flight Instructor, UND Flight Operations
  • 2013-2017: King Air Flight Instructor, UND Flight Operations
  • 2012-2013: First Officer, Piedmont Airlines (d/b/a US Airways Express)
  • 2011-2012: Flight Instructor, UND Flight Operations
  • Aviation Safety Council
  • Event Review Team
  • FDM Gatekeeper
  • ALPA ACE Faculty Advisor
  • AVIT 102: Introduction to Aviation
  • AVIT 221: Basic Attitude Instrument Flying
  • AVIT 222: IFR Regulations and Procedures
  • AVIT 323: Aerodynamics
  • AVIT 324: Aircraft Systems
  • AVIT 325: Multi-Engine Systems and Procedures
  • AVIT 327: Gas Turbine Engines
  • AVIT 399: VFR and IFR Technical Aviation Communications
  • AVIT 414: Flight Instructor Certification
  • AVIT 415: Instrument Flight Instructor
  • AVIT 428: Transport Category Systems
  • AVIT 708: Crew Resource Management
  • AVIT 709: High Altitude Operations
  • AVIT 710: King Air Systems and Procedures
  • AVIT 711: Airline Operations
  • AVIT 712: Airline Transport Pilot