The helicopter tour continues east toward the Vail area.
The Wilmot Solar Energy Center is a 100 Mw solar field south of the Tucson Airport.
Vail is jokingly known as ‘town between the tracks’, and it is impossible to take an aerial photo without getting a train or two into the shot.
Vail originally was an area of very large ranches that were well out of town. The first developments were well spaced houses.
Later very large neighborhoods like Rancho Del Lago were developed, with around 1000 houses.
The Rocking K ranch is on of those traditional western ranches with horse riding trails scattered across a large area of the desert.
Today however much of the area is being taken over by the Rocking K Ranch planned neighborhood. This neighborhood will be as large as Rancho Del Lago.
As with much of America there is no going back now as suburbia is well established.