My name is Joe Lawford, the creator and owner of Mutley's Hangar.
Mutley's Hangar has been in existence since 2005 when I started to use my screen name of Mutley (After "Muttley" in Wacky Races and Catch the Pigeon cartoons!) to name this site as a public outlet for my flight simulator and web design interests.
I created this site as a portal for like-minded people who wanted to publish their ideas, thoughts and considerations on our flight simulation hobby to the web.
One of our most prized assets is our friendly flight sim forums. Share your experiences both real-world and flight sim. Ask questions, answer questions, that is what we are here for!
I have been flying Microsoft Flight Simulator since the days when Microsoft purchased the franchise from Sub-Logic and simple line drawing and a small internal PC speaker were the cutting edge of simulation!
To mail me, click on the Air Mail icon and this should fire up your default mail client ready!
Now Microsoft have closed down Aces, the workshop behind Microsoft Flight Simulator and abandoned FLIGHT so the future is uncertain. It will give a chance for us poor folk lagging behind in the hardware stakes to catch up with the specification required to run the latest incarnation, FSX, at full pelt!
Perhaps now the open source developers will now flourish? Microsoft had pretty much a stranglehold on the market but this gives alternative developers the chance to shine. Lockheed-Martin now carry the torch for disillusioned FSX'ers using the same source code as FSX but with many improvements. X-Plane 10 is a valid alternative, unfortunately the geek interface scares people away
Of course, we mustn't forget the many developers who make their living in designing add-ons for MSFS and I can see their future will remain bright, there are many years in the old dog yet and who knows, the MSFS product could well be resurrected or sold in the not too distant future?
So what for Mutley's? Well I see us being here for a long time yet, we have a great team of reviewers and an "uber friendly" forum, well worth joining just for the "craic" and the comradeship!
I have made many friends through Mutley's from Australia to Africa, America to Scandinavia and beyond. I hope you do too and share your experiences here with us on the forum. So keep flying in those virtual skies and I wish you many happy landings!
"Dizzie" parked outside my Hangar at EGHI Southampton UK