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Empire Ranch Tour in Sonoita - Fly to Benson (E95) Download as iCal file
Saturday, February 02, 2013, 10:30am - 03:00pm
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Plan on arriving in Benson E95 no later than 10:30am.

Please RSVP to Wayne ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) so that adequate transportation can be planned.

The noon tour at Empire Ranch will last approximately 2 hrs and a $10/per person donation will go to the tour guide/facility. Pick up will be available at Benson Airport at 10:30am, and we should be returning to Benson around 3pm. We will need a heads up on the number of people needing a ride from the Benson Airport.

Tour of Empire Ranch will be led by Van Flowers who portrays the character of Walter Vaile who was the founder of the Empire Ranch.  Van does an excellent job, and in addition portrays other historical characters from that era.  

More info can be found on the Empire Ranch website

Wayne Fletcher
Sandra Mueller


Location Fly to Benson (E95), then driving to the Empire Ranch in Sonoita, AZ
Contact Wayne ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) 520-826-2105


Lawrence Portouw
#1 Lawrence Portouw 2013-01-22 12:03
Too bad the airstrip at the ranch has been abandoned.
Adam N. Rosenberg
#2 Adam N. Rosenberg 2013-01-24 21:58
I was going to ask about the airstrip. It showed up on Google Maps when I looked for Empire Ranch and it looks good-and-plenty long enough. When was it last in use?
Mark Spencer
#3 Mark Spencer 2013-01-25 04:05
Bad in a way, but it was my approach and discovery of the fence across this wonderful airstrip just over two years ago that motivated me to get involved in saving backcountry airstrips. The BLM had two years of hearings before closing it and not a single AZ pilot showed up to defend this airstrip :(

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