Photographer Chappelle later worked for Kodak in
Rochester, NY, and had many of his photos published in National
Carl remembers - "In the
year or two after we made the movie, dad would show the movie at
different social functions and so on, and we had to drag around two big
turntables to be able to play the different background music. We
had to have two turntables so that there would be no dead space from one
musical score or song to the next. In time we would have very
carefully timed the beginning of one song to a certain sequence or time
in the movie so that everything matched just right, and things happened
at the right time during the music."
By 1952 The Hankwitz Family had grown in number to the point
that the Doctor no longer could take the whole family flying... Art therefore sold
the Seabee and purchased a boat instead. Even a Seabee can be too
small for a family of eight...
Carl Hankwitz continues - "Both my brother Fred
and I continued the tradition and made our careers flying aircraft for
United Airlines. I also flew for the United States Coast Guard for
five years flying the Grumman HU-16E Albatross prior to my being hired
by United Airlines".
Carl retired as a Captain on Boeing 747 Jumbo
Jets. Carl and his wife Elise have moved from from Kailua, Hawaii
to Arizona. You can contact Capt. Carl and Elise Hankwitz at address;
14515 Sunset Gallery Drive, Marana, AZ 85653, USA. Tel: (520) 399-5575,
Now you can see the "Blue Horizons" movie
on the web site of Carl and Elise "Liz" Hankwitz! Please
Thank you very much, Carl, for submitting this
wonderful Seabee story and the very unique photos !!!