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    The AERO Institute

    The AERO Institute 

    38256 Sierra Highway
    Palmdale, CA 93550
    661-276-5807


    aeroi_logoThe AERO Institute is a strategic partnership of Federal, State and Regional governments, commercial companies, academic institutions, and non-profits addressing our nation's need for technically skilled workforce and STEM education at all levels. You will find many links here that outline the opportunities we currently offer.

    Travel Directions and Hotels

    Getting to Palmdale, California

    Palmdale is located in the high-desert region (Antelope Valley) of Southern California about 60 miles north of Los Angeles. It is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from Los Angeles International Airport or a 1 hour drive from the Burbank Airport. Round-trip shuttle transportation from LAX to Palmdale/Lancaster is available through the Antelope Valley Airport Express. To learn more about the airport shuttle and to make a reservation, log on to www.avairportexpress.com. Those who are flying in and want personal ground transportation during their stay should plan on renting a car, either at the airport or upon arrival in Palmdale.

    Driving Directions to The AERO Institute

    From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX):

    1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045 US --Start out going WEST on ramp. Merge onto S SEPULVEDA BLVD. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto HOWARD HUGHES PKWY. Merge onto I-405 N. Stay straight to go onto I-5 N. Merge onto CA-14 N toward PALMDALE/LANCASTER. Merge onto W PALMDALE BLVD/CA-138 E. Turn RIGHT onto SIERRA HWY. End at 38256 Sierra Hwy Palmdale CA.
    Total Est. Time: 1 hour, 1 minute Total Est. Distance: 64.66 miles

    From Bob Hope Burbank Airport (BUR):

    Start out going NORTH on N HOLLYWOOD WAY toward BURTON AVE. Merge onto I-5 N via the ramp on the LEFT. Merge onto CA-14 N toward PALMDALE/LANCASTER. Merge onto W PALMDALE BLVD/CA-138 E. End at 38256 Sierra Hwy, Palmdale, CA
    Total Est. Time: 49 minutes Total Est. Distance: 49.84 miles

    From Pasadena:

    Merge onto I-210 W via the ramp on the LEFT toward SAN FERNANDO. Take the I-5 N/GOLDEN STATE FWY exit on the LEFT toward SACRAMENTO. Take the AUTOS exit on the LEFT. Merge onto I-5 N. Merge onto CA-14 N toward PALMDALE/LANCASTER. Merge onto W PALMDALE BLVD/CA-138 E. Turn RIGHT onto SIERRA HWY. End at 38256 Sierra Hwy Palmdale CA
    Total Est. Time: 1 hour, 7 minutes Total Est. Distance: 63.36 miles

    From Mojave:

    Toward CA-14/CA-58 BR/SIERRA HWY. Take CA-14 S. Take the CA-138 exit toward PALMDALE/VICTORVILLE. Turn LEFT onto W PALMDALE BLVD/CA-138. Turn RIGHT onto SIERRA HWY. End at 38256 Sierra Hwy Palmdale CA.
    Total Est. Time: 35 minutes Total Est. Distance: 34.90 miles

    Hotel Accommodations

    Embassy Suites Hotel
    39375 5th St. West
    Palmdale, California, USA, 93551
    1-661-266-3756

    The Palmdale Hotel
    300 West Palmdale Blvd
    Palmdale, California, USA, 93551
    1-661-273-1200

    Hampton Inn & Suites
    39428 Trade Center Drive
    Palmdale, California, USA, 93551
    1-661-265-7400

    Staybridge Suites Hotel
    420 West Park Drive
    Palmdale, California, USA, 93551
    1-661-947-9300