Officer Wayfinder was launched in 2018 as a way to share original and insightful travel inspiration, news, and information. Whether you are a road-warrior, new to the exciting world of travel, or anywhere in between, Officer Wayfinder is your one-stop-shop to Find Your Way.



Doug Zschoche is the founder and primary contributor of Officer Wayfinder. He is a pilot with more than 3,000 hours in heavy aircraft, business jets, turboprops, and light aircraft. He holds multiple FAA certifications, including an Airline Transport Pilot license. He received his Master of Business Administration in Aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2018 and a Bachelor of Science in Social Science from the United States Air Force Academy in 2010.

Doug is an avid traveler in his professional and personal life. In his free time he enjoys jet-setting the world with his amazing family by his side. He knows the travel and aviation industries better than most — thanks to his day “job” and his degrees. Doug has elite status with a number of airlines and hotel brands, but frequently travels with brands where he does not hold status in order to offer a more balanced perspective.

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Dale Zschoche is an Officer Wayfinder contributor. He has over 40 years of travel experience through both business and pleasure travel. Dale is a Delta Million Miler and Marriott Bonvoy Lifetime Titanium Elite.