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flyby83
02-22-2011, 03:43 AM
I'd like to send my resume to Hopajet, any info ?


Cruz5350
02-22-2011, 04:47 AM
I think you will find that it's not a very respected company.

MoonFallsDown
02-22-2011, 12:57 PM
I have talked to them before, just like Cruz mentioned, it is not very respected company...PM me for details.


jetpilot235
02-26-2011, 09:59 AM
Do not waist your time, there are better places to build your time on jets, plus you be getting tired of filling NASA reports to protect your license.
I worked there and some of the captains have an immature attitude about new hires.
Keep your distance from these guys if you can:
XXXX likes to show off, he'll meke shure you know that upgrading is not gonna happen for you.
XXXX, same but a lot more reckless, he has his own idea about FAA regulations.
XXXX, inexperienced, ready to blame anybody else for his mistakes, very unconfortable flying into IFR.
XXXX, spends too much time looking into mirrors, afraid of lying into IFR, he'll brag about his 7 type ratings.
Good luck

BelowMins
02-26-2011, 11:54 AM
Do not waist your time, there are better places to build your time on jets, plus you be getting tired of filling NASA reports to protect your license.
I worked there and some of the captains have an immature attitude about new hires.
Keep your distance from these guys if you can:
XXXX likes to show off, he'll meke shure you know that upgrading is not gonna happen for you.
XXXX, same but a lot more reckless, he has his own idea about FAA regulations.
XXXX, inexperienced, ready to blame anybody else for his mistakes, very unconfortable flying into IFR.
XXXX, spends too much time looking into mirrors, afraid of lying into IFR, he'll brag about his 7 type ratings.
Good luck

All this might be true or false but coming on a forum and putting peoples real names is BS man. They probably have no idea you wrote this and therefore have no way of defending themselves. I think the mods should pull this post.

jetpilot235
02-26-2011, 12:41 PM
No full names were posted my friend.
But it would be a good idea to post all Nasa reports with their full names, tks

PW305
02-26-2011, 02:16 PM
No full names were posted my friend.
But it would be a good idea to post all Nasa reports with their full names, tks

must be a bitter hop-a-jet FO who got canned

flyfast4u
03-07-2011, 07:37 PM
Ha! I hear ya jetpilot235. I used to work theer too and I know wat your sayin. Tough place to earn a livin, at least it was back when I was there!

formerbuffpilot
08-03-2015, 02:41 PM
Is there any new up to date, current as of summer 2015 information out there on Hop-a-Jet? Thanks...I'm curious.

justflyinround
08-05-2015, 09:13 AM
Is there any new up to date, current as of summer 2015 information out there on Hop-a-Jet? Thanks...I'm curious.
Yes formerbuffpilot, there is. The former negative posts I see about Hopajet are likely from a disgruntled ex employee a long time ago, you should disregard those. Hopajet has been around over 30 years and one of the largest charter operators in South Florida. Currently they operate 7 lear 60's, 4 classics and 3 XRs. They also operate 2 challenger 604s and 1 lear 45 and manage a challenger 300 (part 91, not for charter use). Salaries are average to above average to start. Company has A061 opspec for EFBs, all pilots are issued company iPad EFBs for charts and company documents. Currently employ about 30 pilots, and they are looking to hire about 5 lear 60 FOs. Pilots will fly about 600 hours a year and time off is fair for a 135 company. Overall, a well established, respected and proven charter company. Hopajet is a good company to build time and stay for a career.

HwkrPlt
08-05-2015, 04:46 PM
I heard they make the pilots work in the hangar on days they aren't flying, which is where they got the name Hop-A-Mop

justflyinround
08-06-2015, 08:08 AM
That was true, 20 years ago. Not Hopajet now. There is another operator at FXE that does that, but it's not Hopajet.

FlyLear60XR
01-30-2016, 07:53 AM
Hop A Jet is one of the very few On Demand Charter operators in the United States that one may make it a Career destination rather than a Step towards something else.

We are well run by industry professionals who were line pilots here 20+ years ago who do not micro-manage but manage by example, we survived 2008 & 2009 while many of our competitors bled completely dry, yet another example of fiscally responsible leadership at the top.

We currently happen to be the largest Commercial operator of Learjet 60XR's in the United States currently phasing out the Classics. Flying the Learjet 60XR and operating the Rockwell Collins Proline21 Avionics Suite while other operators still flying the previous generation Learjet 55 is def a big plus. Newer is Better!

Their Health Insurance and Retirement Benefits package is competitive in the Industry as is their Compensation and Cost of Living increases.

Training and Safety are Huge Perks here. You will receive excellent training both here throughout the year as well as at Simulator Training Center.

Additionally they have a proactive rather than reactive Safety department always looking for ways to raise the bar and add yet another layer of protection in order to mitigate risk.

Hop A Jet is definitely a Career Option!!

Braniff DC8
01-30-2016, 04:27 PM
Hey Flylear, are you the same guy/gal who wrote the same thing about Miami Air? You sound like a recruiter or an employee of both?

Starbucks
01-30-2016, 04:42 PM
Miami Air International is one of the very few Part 121 Charter operators in the United States that one may make it a Career destination rather than a Step towards something else.

We are well run by industry professionals some of whom were line pilots here & some who still are. We survived 2008 & 2009 while many of our competitors bled completely dry, yet another example of fiscally responsible leadership at the top.

We currently happen to be the premier part 121 Charter operator in the United States operating B737-800's & soon to be phasing out the B737-400's for hopefully newer NG's or perhaps a surprise order for MAX Series for delivery later in the Decade. We are also anticipating our long awaitied renewed Contract for Pilots.

Comparing Miami Air to a Regional or to a Major Scheduled Carrier is really an apples to oranges comparison. Comparing it to other ACMI or on demand Pax/Freight Operators is more of an apples to apples comparison and yes Miami Air will win that comparison each time on many fronts.

Our Health Insurance and Retirement Benefits package is competitive among part 121 Charter operators as is our Compensation Scale for F/O's and Captains. The scheduled days off is great for planning one's life something unheard of in most of the Part 135 world.

Training and Safety is a huge plus here. You will receive excellent training both in class & in the Simulator. The company demands much from the Pilots they train but also gives each Pilot every available opportunity to succeed.

If some have been bypassed for training it's because there is alot more than manipulating the Flight Controls in being a Left Seat driver. Those the company has placed faith in have been given more than enough opportunities to move to and excel in the Left Seat.

Miami Air has a proactive rather than reactive Safety department always looking for ways to raise the bar and add yet another layer of protection in order to mitigate risk.

Miami Air is definitely a Career Option for those looking to fly Mainline Equip for a Part 121 Charter operator.

What's your stake in these two? 3rd party recruiter?

FlyLear60XR
01-30-2016, 06:21 PM
<BraniffDC8> Hey Flylear, are you the same guy/gal who wrote the same thing about Miami Air? You sound like a recruiter or an employee of both?

I'm neither <BraniffDC8>

FlyLear60XR
01-30-2016, 06:38 PM
<Starbucks> What's your stake in these two? 3rd party recruiter?

No stake in either & not recruiter for either <Starbucks> I'm former Crewmember of both. Now on Heavy Equip on other side of Globe.

MiGBoy
01-30-2016, 07:59 PM
No stake in either & not recruiter for either .I'm former Crewmember of both. Now on Heavy Equip on other side of Globe.

Anyone else smell that?

Braniff DC8
01-30-2016, 08:59 PM
More like dark side of the moon FlyLear. You must admit your Hippity Hop and Mijami Air posts are odd.

Boris Badenov
01-31-2016, 11:31 AM
Anyone else smell that?

*sniff* Oh, God, what IS that? It smells like...

FlyLear60XR
02-02-2016, 06:47 PM
< BraniffDC8> as former Crewmember for both BSK and HPJ, my Professional experience(s) while flying for both of these companies was exceptional.

With BSK I was afforded opportunity to visit places throughout the Globe I otherwise would have not had opportunity to visit.

With HPJ I was able to be part of an Organization with much history in the Learjet on demand Charter Industry who's founder's Philosophy of running a Professional Organization by Pilots & for Pilots is still the Philosophy today.

BoeingBBJMAX
02-03-2016, 06:10 AM
I'm @ Hop-A-Jet currently, known C.P. @ D.O. for many years. I agree with what justflyinround & flylear have mentioned. It is a first class operation, least that has been my experience thusfar. 135 isn't for everyone though, the work / life balance can be an issue at times however it's great flying well maintained equip & treated like a Professional. Some of the negative comments on here I have read from awhile ago just shows that not everyone has same views on same situations.