Steve Bruss

About Steve Bruss


Graduate of Kent State University - B.S. in Aerospace Flight Technology Commercial Pilot / CFI / CFII / CSIP

Steve has been an aviation insurance broker or underwriter since 1993. Over the past 20+ years at Wings Insurance, Steve has written several articles, testified as an expert witness in the courtroom, and was selected to serve on the Minnesota Senate aviation legislative working group.

Steve is a graduate of Kent State University, Ohio where he earned a B.S. degree in Aerospace Flight Technology. After working as a flight instructor for the university and at several flight schools, he gained employment in 1992 as an aviation underwriter for a leading aviation insurance company. In 1994 he was recruited by Wings Insurance. In August 2006, Steve purchased the company from the former ownership. Under his leadership the company undertook an aggressive and comprehensive overhaul focused around the Independent Insurance Associations (IIA) Best Practices. Steve remains directly and personally involved in the daily administration of the firm, as well as major accounts.

Steve continues to be an active pilot and flight instructor, holding a Commercial with single-engine, multi-engine land and instrument ratings and Certificated Instrument Flight Instructor license. He has logged over 4,000 hours of flight time and currently operates a Cirrus SR22 airplane for company business.

Events Attending


Cessna Skywagon Owners Association

Duluth, MN

05/30/2024 - 06/03/2024

Attending: Steve Bruss


EAA Airventure

Oshkosh, WI

07/21/2024 - 07/28/2024

Attending: Steve Bruss, Caroline Linch, Tom Hauge, Ryan Konrath, Joe Ryan

Minnesota Sea Plane Association

MSPA Pig Roast at Surfside SPB

Lino Lakes, MN


Attending: Steve Bruss, Caroline Linch

Minnesota Sea Plane Association

MSPA Annual Safety Seminar

Brainered, MN

09/20/2024 - 09/21/2024

Attending: Steve Bruss, Caroline Linch