Charter Info

Hop-A-Jet Worldwide Jet Charter’s modern corporate headquarters is located at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Hop-A-Jet Worldwide Jet Charter occupies the entire ground-floor of a modern office tower building near the U.S. Customs facility at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE). Our 30,000 square feet office complex offers panoramic runway views, a 24 hour state-of-the-art charter dispatch/call center, a fully-equipped executive conference room and a luxury passenger lounge loaded with amenities — including an assortment of snacks and beverages, a wide-screen TV with satellite programming, a DVD player, DirectTV and more.

Directly adjacent to the corporate offices are three 20,000 square foot aircraft hangars, housing Hop-A-Jet Worldwide Jet Charter’s on-site Flight Operations, Maintenance Department and Aircraft Completion Center.

Now over 4 decades in the industry, Hop-A-Jet Worldwide Jet Charter maintains and operates a fleet Learjets and long-range Challenger 604 & 605 aircraft from our own facility, we hire and train our own pilots and crews, dispatch our own flights, coordinate in-flight gourmet dining and arrange for luxury ground transportation. We’ve been in business at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport since 1976. Our commitment is to get you where you need to go safely, on-time and totally refreshed always in the lap of luxury!

Our Facility

Hop-A-Jet Worldwide Jet Charter’s 24 hour, seven-day-a-week, modern corporate headquarters is located on the Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport, just 2 minutes off Interstate 95, minutes from downtown Ft. Lauderdale and conveniently located from both Miami and Palm Beach.

Our luxurious passenger lounge offers you a quiet and comfortable environment where you can relax before your trip, enjoy a snack or beverage or view our wide-screen TV. Charter Operations are across the hall ready to fulfill your travel requests and to make your trip more enjoyable. An executive conference room is available at no charge. A private walk-on to our aircraft or vehicle access to our ramp give you the security and privacy you deserve.

Directly adjacent to our corporate offices are two 20,000 square foot aircraft hangars, housing Hop-A-Jet Worldwide Jet Charter’s on-site Flight Operations, Maintenance Department and Aircraft Completion Center.

Harvey N. Hop

A Tradition of Greatness

The principles by which Hop-A-Jet Worldwide Jet Charter operates will always be a direct reflection of the beliefs and ideals of the company’s founder, Harvey N. Hop, one of the most unique figures in the history of corporate aviation.

Harvey Hop

Harvey Hop lived to fly, both as a Navy pilot and as the owner of his own charter company. During his lifetime, he logged over 37,000 flight hours; literally, he spent over four years of his life flying.

As a naval aviator, through two WWII combat tours in the Pacific, Hop flew in the battles of Midway and of the South Pacific and he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Gold Star, the Purple Heart and five Air Medals for distinguished service. After the war, he graduated from Naval Test Pilot School, commanded two squadrons and earned three additional Air Medals during his 20-year naval career, until his retirement in 1959.

Following his retirement, Hop became Director of Flight Operations at Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he played a significant role in the development, testing and marketing of the Flight Directors, Doppler radar and autopilots still in use in today’s aviation industry.

After leaving Collins Radio, Hop went to work for Bill Lear in his new aircraft sales department. Upon delivery of a new jet to its owner in South Florida, he was offered the opportunity to relocate and manage the new Lear 24 for the owner.

In 1977, a decade after moving to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Hop formed Hop-A-Jet. His strict military training served as the basis for his business philosophy, which includes well-maintained, pristine aircraft — extensively trained crews — excellent customer service — and complete commitment to safety.

Mr. Hop not only flew celebrities Robert Redford, Nancy Reagan, Frank Sinatra, Jack Nicklaus and Bob Hope among the hundreds of notables, but also critically ill patients, organs for transplants and repair parts for aircraft and the space shuttle.

In 1987, at the age of 70 and still active in the industry, Hop was presented with the Key to the City by the Mayor of Fort Lauderdale and the Lear family honored him with a plaque acknowledging that he had flown more hours in Lear than anyone else in the world. Five years later, he retired and spent the rest of his life traveling, never staying too long away from the office and hangar of Hop-A-Jet at Fort Lauderdale’s Executive Airport.

Mr. Hop passed away in 1999, at the age of 82. His principles remain vital through the extended family of more than 250 pilots he helped to train and who went on to open their own businesses or fly for commercial airlines. One of those pilots, Barry Ellis, is now president of Hop-A-Jet, the company Harvey N. Hop created and which under his solid foundation has grown to achieve unparalleled international success through the legendary pilot’s legacy of uncompromising commitment to excellence in aviation.