The West Wing

Season 4 Episode 16

The California 47th

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 19, 2003 on NBC



  • Allusions

    • C.J.: "They thought we were landing at SNA and not Los Alamitos."

      In discussing landing sites for Air Force One, C.J. mentions two Orange County air strips. SNA is airport code for Santa Ana, aka John Wayne Airport. Los Alamitos is a city in the northwest end of Orange County, next to Long Beach, and is home to the Joint Forces Training Base, which includes the Los Alamitos Army Airfield. Because it can handle a 747, the airfield is designated the official AF1 landing site for Orange County and has been used several times in the past decade by both Clinton and Bush.