Lockheed Martins killer iPhone app

Last week, I visited defence company Lockheed Martin's Simulation and Training centre in Orlando, Florida. As well as developing a impressive full mot

This iPhone app includes the full pre-flight checklist for the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. Aircrew start by pulling up a rotatable, zoomable image of the plane to see how everything should look on it, then follow a step-by-step visual guide to each individual task preparing it for flight.

The idea is that a visual checklist is much simpler to follow than a written set of instructions - and can easily be translated into other languages for use overseas. Plus, you can have a quick game of Farmville while you're waiting for the de-icing truck to show up.