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Bill Campbell | TopGun Aircraft Sales & Consulting

I was engaged by a Client to locate, evaluate and negotiate the purchase of a TBM 850G aircraft for corporate use with a very aggressive timeline. After identifying a solid airframe I was faced with locating a reputable TBM shop to perform a thorough Pre-Buy evaluation. After contacting a number of large, established Socata sponsored TBM shops I was told none could meet the time requirements. Faced with this dilemma I did some research and located North Coast Air Care in Akron and called John Hogarth to ask some questions about their qualifications and ability to perform the evaluation. With no guarantee that they would get the job, John and his staff spent a considerable amount of time to review the unique inspection schedules and requirements for the TBM 850G to include sending me the actual excerpts from the Daher-Socata maintenance manuals.

John, his Staff and their facilities excelled from start to finish, they identified discrepancies, reviewed all options to resolve them along with installing some key upgrades and Service Bulletins all on time and within budget. In addition North Coast Air Care coordinated supporting vendors, assisted with locating Ferry Pilot services and re-organized all the maintenance records and produced an excellent new system of record keeping and tracking for the new owner. North Coast Air Care “does it all” and has my highest recommendation for Aircraft Services and I look forward to the opportunity to work with them in the future.

Anthony Pentz | Premier Air Services, LTD

I have used John's facility for over five years to care for my pride and joy, a Cessna 421C.  We hung two engines on this bird and it runs flawlessly.   This is a complex aircraft and many shops won't even get involved with it.  I have also recently purchased a Dakota and John shepherded me through the prebuy.  He then hung a new engine and performed an annual.  Again, the machine runs great. 

I fly with my family and use this aircraft to get me to destinations on schedule.  This means flying in challenging weather.  I can honestly say that under John's care I fly with confidence and have never had a flight safety issue.   I guarantee you will find lower quotes if you bid a job.  I would simply caution you that that quote will quickly lose its luster after your third trip back to "get it right", or worse yet if you find you yourself stranded at an airport without services.  I can say without hesitation you won't find better value.

Danny Karam | Karam Properties

For the past 10 years John Hogarth, owner of North Coast Air Care at the Akron Municipal Airport has been maintaining my aircraft from a Cessna P-210 to my current aircraft a Cessna Citation 501SP.

After meeting with John and seeing his operation I noticed there were King Airs, Cheyenne III's as well as Piper Arrows in his facility under going maintenance.  He is a "hand on" owner and was out on the floor working and inspecting assuring that when issues arose he could answer them direct and the customer didn't have to go through a lengthy chain of command to know what was up with his aircraft. 

If anyone who operates a General Aviation Aircraft whether it be a Piper Dakota or a Cessna Citation who wishes to have a high level of comfort in their maintenance personal; know that the quality of workmanship on all aircraft is the same now matter what the make or model, to call John and speak with him.

Doug Olson

Great service, nice lobby and friendly folks ensures that we will be back! AIRBOSS even worked.

Thomas D. Eckinger | Eckinger Construction Company

Eckinger Construction Company operates a construction company which works in forty four states and Canada.  We rely on our airplane to transport company executives, customers, project managers, superintendents, and materials to the various jobsites throughout the country and Canada.  Having well maintained equipment including our airplanes is a top priority.

North Coast Air Care Inc., began servicing our airplanes in 2002.  I was encouraged by a friend to contact John Hogarth with North Coast Air Care.  John went over the plane and found several discrepancies and repaired all that he found.  On one occasion I had a problem with my 421 in another state and John sent the parts and the manpower to my location in a plane to have me on my way with only a three hour delay.  John is a valuable asset in my decision making process in most of my airplane and airplane equipment decisions.  I am sure there are cheaper options out there; however, I feel I get a very good value for my dollar and I always feel my planes are safe and reliable. 

Joshua Campbell

I own a Citation Mustang and flew in for family affairs to the Akron Fulton Airport.  The service at the FBO is unmatched.  Lineservice was very attentive and on their game. They made sure that all of our rental cars and hotel reservations were ready to go when we got there.  I even had a minor maintenance issue that I found the day we were ready to leave.  Within an hour, North Coast Air Care had one of their mechanics out to fix my issue. Mind you, this was on a weekend.  Everyone was very friendly and happy to help with anything that we had asked. We will be back to this FBO again!