Previously in Bests and Worsts here.
Best: Want an idea of what it's like to take a "$100 hamburger" day trip in a small plane -- these days, probably more like a €500 quiche in Europe? The short video below, from Matthew Stibbe's site at Forbes, depicts his one-day trip from the small Denham airport outside London, to Rotterdam with a lunch in The Hague and tour of the "Girl with a Pearl Earring" Mauritshuis Museum, and back before dark.
Yes, yes, I realize: flying in Europe is really expensive (it's not cheap anywhere), and this is an indulgence. Still, enjoy the scenery and adventure in this clip. Viewing hint: Starting about one minute in, there are about 45 seconds of in-cockpit shots of the pilot trying out avionics settings. The English and Dutch countryside views come before and after.
Worsts: I know that Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, one of the champions of aviation in Congress (hmmmm), has said that his "illegal landing" episode in Texas is "old news" (it happened late last October) and that it's being used for partisan purposes (Rachel Maddow has apparently gone to town on it).
But I bet that people in the aviation world would join me in doing a double take at the conduct reported in these reports from the FAA's Flight Standards District Office, first reported yesterday on The Smoking Gun which had asked them in a FOIA request. (Inhofe photo from TSG.)
You really have to spend a little time with the reports -- and the startling audios! -- to get the full picture. One valuable way to begin is with this MP3 combined version of the relevant audios, prepared by AVweb. The background on what you're hearing is explained at TSG.