SMBPhotography wrote in post #9915605
5500 feet is the usual height for a city tour fly over. Seeing as we have the plane rented for an hour I am going to take 3 camera bodies all with different glass and see what I can get.
I think you'll find yourself pressed for space and trying to maneuver three bodies in a Cessna cockpit will be problematic.
I'd suggest the 7D + 24-70 and if you can manage it, go up about an hour before civil twilight ends. The ride will progressively smooth as you go plus having a little ambient light will make for better photos than just pitch dark + pinpricks of light below.
If you can open the window on your side, do so but remove the lens hood which catches too much slipstream. Avoid leaning on any part of the plane to avoid tranferring vibration through you to your camera.
Discuss what you want to capture with the pilot so that he knows he'll be making turns around a point, cross-control moves to lower your side of the plane, etc...
Watch your seat position so that when you turn to your right, you don't bump anything.
Get "The Shot" and then experiment. You can get some very cool shots with long-ish exposures during turns. Pick out one obvious "anchor" and keep it in the center of your frame during the turn (think Star Trail shots...)
Above all else, have fun! Flying at twilight is fantastic!