About Us

who we are

Classic Jet Center took over the FBO at Lost Nation Airport in September of 2009. Since that time we have been making it our priority to provide a quality atmosphere and raise the bar when it comes to customer service.  Our customer and passenger lobby area has been remodeled and we have created an inviting and comfortable pilot’s lounge complete with plush chairs, a flat screen television and free WiFi. We have also improved our hangar facility and what FBO would be complete without a courtesy car available to pilots and passengers?  The Jet Center is located at the southwest corner of the airport.

 

It is our mission to see to it that all of our customers have a positive experience during their stay with us. If you have not visited Classic Jet Center please make it a point to fly in and see us! If you have been here in the past then come on back, we know you will be glad you did!

 

Meet Some of Our Staff

Maintenance

Ritch Kovacic is our director of Maintenance. Ritch has been in aviation maintenance for over 20 years, maintaining everything from commercial airline aircraft to small general aviation aircraft.  He holds an AP/IA license, is Rotax certified and is ready to tackle any job. When not at the Jet Center, Ritch enjoys falconry, white water kayaking and other outdoor activities.
 Joe Matz - Joe works in the maintenance shop full-time.  He is working on his A&P license.  He also helps out with line service when needed, helping to cut grass or plow snow.

Line Service

Scott Toman aka “Scotty”, is our Line Service Manager.  Scott was born into aviation!  His father was a pilot and Scott grew up around airplanes.  He is a pilot as well and owns a beautiful Stinson 108 Voyager.  His love for aviation shows in his work.  Not only will he be there to greet you on arrival, he is an expert in all facets of line service and you can rest assured you and your aircraft are in excellent hands.
Ken Gross – Ken is our part time can do guy.  Ken can tell you just about anything you want to know about aircraft.  Aviation is his passion and it shows in his upbeat attitude. When fueling or moving aircraft he treats the planes as if they are his own.  When not at work you can find Ken admiring the muscle cars at the racetrack!
Mike McCoy – Mike works line service full-time.  He loves working around airplanes and is currently working on getting his Private Pilot Certificate.  If you come in during Mike’s shift, know that he will take good care of you and make your stay with us a good one.
   Matt Horvath – Matt works line service full-time.  He is a student at Kent State University and is currently working on his Commercial Pilot Certificate.  We’re happy to have Matt as a part of our line service team and as a pilot himself, he will ensure that you and your aircraft are taken care of while you are with us.
 ...  Brian Matz - On weekends and some evenings, you’ll find Brian working line service, helping to make your visit here an excellent one.   Brian also works in the Charter department, flying Classic’s Cessna 414A and Lear 31A on charter flights.  He is also typed in Cessna 525 CitationJet.  He owns a 1946 Aeronca 11AC Chief based at LNN and also operates an aerial photography business.

Customer Service

Erin Hoefle – Erin is our Customer Service Manager and has been here for over 3 years. If you visit us Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, you will have the pleasure to meet her.  Erin is currently working towards earning a bachelors degree in business.  At Classic Jet Center, she greets anyone who comes to visit us, answers the phone, sets up charter trips, books hotel and rental car reservations, handles billing and does just about everything else a customer needs.
 
Rebecca and Carolina are our customer service associates who work with us part time in the evenings and on weekends.  They are available to help out with reservations, fuel orders and answer any questions you may have regarding the Jet Center.