General Information & Lodging

Where to Stay?

If you want to be close to class there are some nice motels in MojaveLancaster is a good-sized town 30 minutes from Mojave with plenty of shopping, restaurants, movie theaters, etc. Palmdale, 45 minutes away, has the Antelope Valley Mall and movie theaters.  Tehachapi is a smaller mountain town 25 minutes away from Mojave without all the amenities of Lancaster but it does boast a nice climate and some resort type facilities (movie theater and restaurants). Sierra Ridge Apartments in Tehachapi is a good deal for stays longer than a month.  For more information check www.mojave.ca.us, www.cityoflancasterca.org, www.cityofpalmdale.org and www.tehachapi.com.  The local papers have these websites Mojave Desert News, Antelope Valley Press 

*Be sure to mention NTPS to receive corporate discount (if applicable).

Mojave
Red Roof Inn
2145 Highway 58
Mojave, CA  93501
661-824-2463
Motel 6 Mojave
*Corporate Rate
16958 Highway 58
Mojave, CA  93501
661-219-0784
Best Western Desert Winds
16200 Sierra Highway
Mojave, CA  93501
661-824-3601

Mariah Country Inn and Suites
*Corporate Rate
1385 Highway 58
Mojave, CA  93501
661-824-4980

Motel 6 Airport (Formerly Days Inn)
16100 Sierra Hwy
Mojave, CA  93501
661-824-2421
America's Best Value Inn
16352 Sierra Highway
Mojave, CA  93501
661-824-9317
Tehachapi (25 Minutes)
La Quinta Inn
500 E. Stueber Rd.
Tehachapi, CA  93561
661-823-8000
Best Western Country Park
420 W. Tehachapi Blvd.
Tehachapi, CA  93561
661-823-1800
Holiday Inn Express Hotel
901 Capital Hills Parkway
Tehachapi, CA  93561
661-822-9837
Best Western Mountain Inn
*Corporate Rate
418 W. Tehachapi Blvd.  
Tehachapi, CA  93561  
661-822-5591
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
422 W. Tehachapi Blvd.
Tehachapi, CA 93561
661-822-4800
 
Lancaster (30 Minutes)
Comfort Inn & Suites
*Corporate Rate
1825 W. Avenue J12
Lancaster, CA  93534
661-723-2001
Hampton Inn & Suites
2300 Double Play Way
Lancaster, CA  93536
661-940-9194
Oxford Suites
*Corporate Rate
1651 W. Avenue K
Lancaster, CA  93534
661-949-3423
Holiday Inn Express
43719 17th Street West
Lancaster, CA  93534
661-951-8848
SpringHill Suites by Marriott
*Corporate Rate
1811 W. Avenue J12
Lancaster, CA  93534
661-729-2390
Homewood Suites by Hilton
*Corporate Rate
2320 Double Play Way
Lancaster, CA  93536
661-723-8040
TownePlace Suites 
*Corporate Rate
2024 W Ave J-8
Lancaster, CA  93536
661-723-6709
   
Palmdale (45 Minutes)
Hilton Garden Inn
1309 W. Rancho Vista Blvd.
Palmdale, CA  93551
661-998-2000
Hampton Inn Suites
39428 Trade Center Drive
Palmdale, CA  93551
661-265-7400
Best Western John Jay Inn & Suites
600 W. Palmdale Blvd.
Palmdale, CA  93551
661-273-1400
Courtyard by Marriott
530 W. Rancho Vista Blvd.
Palmdale, CA  93551
661-947-4100
Residence Inn
514 W. Rancho Vista Blvd.
Palmdale, CA  93551
661-947-4204
420 West Park Drive
Palmdale, CA 93551
661-947-9300
The Palmdale Hotel
300 W. Palmdale Blvd.
Palmdale, CA  93551
661-273-1200
Embassy Suites
39375 5th Street West
Palmdale, CA  93551
661-267-6587
incl. breakfast & cocktail hour
 

 

What to Wear?

Generally, summer and winter: casual civilian clothes (lightweight pants/jeans & shirt with a jacket/coat) and/or flight suit with jacket.  Some winter days can be pretty cold so bring sweaters, coats during those months.  Some summer months can be pretty hot as well; so on non-flying days, shorts and shirt are acceptable attire. 

What to Bring?

Calculator, note-taking material, laptop computer (not required, but some students prefer using their own equipment vs. that of the school's for preparing briefings and reports).

For OT&E students, please refere to the OT&E Joining Instructions (PDF) prior to joining. Call for more details.

Miscellaneous Info?

Class begins at 8:am on the first day.
Mojave has lots of fast food restaurants

Transportation

Car Rental is approximately $250/week  You will need a car.  Nothing is close enough to walk to.

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Mojave, CA 93502-0658 USA
Phone: 661-824-2977
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