General Information & Lodging

Where to Stay?

NTPS does not recommend any specific place to stay, but here is a list of known places in the various local communities. If you want to be close to the school,  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 20 minutes away from Mojave without all the amenities of Lancaster but it does boast a nice climate and some nice facilities (movie theater and restaurants).  A quick internet search of these locations can reveal all the choices for places to stay.

*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
661-874-1064
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
Holiday Inn
*Corporate Rate
38630 5th St W
Palmdale, CA 93551
661-733-0454

 

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 absolutely required, but some students prefer using their own equipment vs. the community computers at the school's for data analysis, 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

There is no public transpoertation that serves the school area at the times we start.  You will need a vehicle os some sort.

There is a service that provides airport pick-up and drop off to the Lancasrer area.

Antelope Express
Call For Reservations
Phone: (661) 947-2529    Tollfree: (800) 251-2529

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Contact Info

National Test Pilot School
P.O. Box 658
Mojave, CA 93502-0658 USA
Phone: 661-824-2977
Fax: 661-824-2943

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