1938 – US. Bureau of Air Commerce officials approve a site in the Laurelwood area north of San José for emergency landings when San Francisco was fogged in since San José averaged only 18 foggy days a year and it would dissipate by 10:00 a.m.

1939 – A new Citizens Airport Committee (CAC), led by Ernie Renzel, Jr., selects the site for the future home of SJC.