Some cool Colorado Airport images:
Looking towards the Colorado Rockies, E-470, Barr Lake, Colorado
Image by Ken Lund
E-470 is a 47-mile-long (76 km) controlled-access toll road traversing the eastern portion of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area in the US state of Colorado. The toll road is not a state highway, but is instead owned and maintained by the E-470 Public Highway Authority, which is controlled by a governing board of eight elected officials of local governments. Construction and operation involves no state or federal funding or taxes. As of 2013, 85% of its revenues were derived from tolls.
The tollway begins at the I-25 / SH 470 interchange in Lone Tree and runs east and north through Aurora, intersecting with I-70. The highway continues north, passing west of Denver International Airport to connect with I-76 in Brighton and Commerce City before curving west and ending at an interchange with I-25 and the Northwest Parkway in Thornton.
E-470 is the eastern portion of what was originally conceived as I-470, an outer beltway for metropolitan Denver. The quasi-government entity that manages the highway, the E-470 Public Highway Authority, consists of eight member jurisdictions: Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties and the cities of Aurora, Brighton, Commerce City, Thornton, and the town of Parker. In addition to all of these jurisdictions, E-470 also passes through the City and County of Denver near Denver International Airport. Affiliate, non-voting members of the Authority, which the highway does not directly serve, are the cities of Arvada and Greeley, and Weld County and the City and County of Broomfield. Ex-officio members are the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Denver Regional Council of Governments and the Regional Transportation District. The authority is headquartered in Aurora.
The toll rate on E-470, roughly 36 cents per mile, is one of the highest rates of any toll road in the United States.
Canadair 600 (N525SD), Wellington, New Zealand, 19 January 2008
Image by PhillipC
Life of a Bizjet.
This aircraft belongs to Skye Gryphon of Concord, New Hampshire.
It left home in early December and spent some weeks shuttling between Colorado ski resorts.
On January 8 it flew Aspen – Monterrey – Kona (Hawaii) – Pago Pago. On January 11 it flew to New Zealand and has been meandering around here since then. I can’t imagine why Wellington – perhaps it’s the attraction of the women’s beach volleyball.
At the airport, before the meltdown
Image by stevendepolo