Innovator Sam Lanahan has air traffic over his house because of his patented lattice using the mathematics of the carbon sixty molecule. [Sam Lanahan - A Pilot's Dream]

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Innovator Sam Lanahan has air traffic over his house because of his patented lattice using the mathematics of the carbon sixty molecule. The designs of his lattice sculptures and his house from the air are known as “The Maple Leaf” amongst professional pilots flying out of and taking off from the Vancouver airport. For in-city airports, the Vancouver, WA airport is known for its proximity to the city. The FAA has been advised. Those who can’t afford to take a private, small plane over Sam Lanahan’s Maple Leaf, which is now being used as a marker for turn-arounds (thereby harassing the residents in this area even more) can visit him on land at Lattice Gallery, in Portland, Oregon at 316 NW Broadway | Portland, OR 97209. The C6XTY lattices are on display from the air, but they are also in the Gallery during Portland's First Thursdays, November 7th, December 5th and by appointment.

picture of Lanahan's Lattices

3d lattices in the air and at Lattice Gallery

...pilots from Vancouver, Washington are using his yard art to signal when to turn around. So Sam Lanahan has unknowingly created a problem for himself and his neighbors in that the air traffic has increased over his house by 400%. The lattices can now be seen from the air or at the Lattice Gallery.

Sam Lanahan - A Pilot's Dream

Innovator, Sam Lanahan, was a pilot. He flew small aircraft over Oregon for environmental sciences. After years of study, during his time with Buckminster Fuller, Sam created an extension of the Bucky Ball and the Fullerene. It is called C6XTY and it’s named after the carbon 60 molecule.

With a firm foundation for changing the world, C6XTY offers not only a new way of structuring our building materials, but a new way of thinking about efficiency and green architecture. So, naturally, the innovator has sculptures in his yard, right? Yes, he does, and it turns out the pilots from Vancouver, Washington, are using his yard art to signal when to turn around. So Sam Lanahan has unknowingly created a problem for himself and his neighbors in that the air traffic has increased over his house by 400%.

Others living in that neighborhood attest to this fact. The air traffic has increased and it’s all because of what the pilots call “The Maple Leaf.” For reasons only pilots know, the C6XTY sculptures and lattices appear to be part of a Maple Leaf from above.

Flextegrity Inc, which owns the patented C6XTY lattices (http://c6xty.com), is displaying lattice art sculptures, all hand made by Mr. Lanahan, at the Lattice Gallery, Portland, Oregon, early this fall (http://c6xty.com/lattice-gallery-portland).

For those who want to view the Maple Leaf, hire a pilot. For those who want to see these lattices live, come to Lattice Gallery at 316 NW Broadway | Portland, OR 97209. Lanahan's lattices are live at the Lattice Gallery during Portland's First Thursdays, November 7th, December 5th and by appointment.
For those citizens against noise pollution and against the FAA allowing pilots to harass neighborhoods based on their appearance from the sky, please note that the FAA has been advised and has started an investigation.

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