This weekend I flew from Carlsbad to La Verne, in L.A., to visit a high school classmate. It was a perfect opportunity to snap some great photos since there wasn't a cloud in the sky.
This was my first flight where I preprogramed the flight planning navigation system for my route and used the auto-pilot tied to the GPS steering. It's an amazing way to reduce the single pilot work load. You can just sit back and relax... while keeping an eye out for nearby airplanes.