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Tom Hauge brings 25 years of aviation experience to Wings and to his client base. Tom’s background includes risk management/ brokerage, general aviation and commercial airline management. Tom began his post-graduate career in his native Boston where he established an initial career in the Fortune 500 corporate world. Tom continued to fly during this time as a part-time seasonal pilot, ferrying light general aviation aircraft from the Northeastern United States to the Southern coastal states.
In early 1995, Tom left his East Coast roots behind to pursue an airline career with a Minneapolis based charter airline. His airline career spanned 8+ years with two Minnesota-based charter air carriers in Technical Operations/Fleet Management capacities. His responsibilities included directing B737-800 aircraft acquisitions and managing DC-10, B727 and B737 fleet operations. In 2002 Tom accepted a position in a risk management capacity with AON (formerly Benfield Group) as a risk analyst/reinsurance broker.
Tom was recruited to Wings Insurance in February of 2003 as an aviation broker before being promoted to Director of Sales in 2006. Tom’s primary responsibilities are the management of large commercial and corporate programs that include FBO operations and jet fleet accounts. Tom also develops new Wings business, the marketing for these programs, and assesses innovative transition training arrangements to enhance program insurability. Tom chairs the internal research and development programs designed to help transition our customers and the industry to the very light jet and owner/flown turbine business segment. Tom is also a strong knowledge resource for heavy jet, airline and large fleet operations.
Tom holds a B.S. degree in Aeronautical Studies and an A.S. degree in Aviation Management/Flight Technology from the University of North Dakota and is a licensed aviation insurance broker. He has logged fixed wing flight time in light general aviation and single engine turbo-prop aircraft. Additionally, Tom has completed P121 pilot ground school for two air transport category aircraft (B727-200ADV & DC10-15). Tom holds a commercial pilot license with multi-engine and instrument ratings and currently operates a Piper Turbo Saratoga for company business. Tom is actively involved in, and holds memberships in the NBAA, NARA, MBAA, COPA (Cirrus), POPA (Pilatus PC12), TBMOPA
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