I went to Las Vegas a few weeks ago for a short vacation and flew in a helicopter for the first time. I took along my DSLR camera, which I bought a few years ago and rarely use (unfortunately), so I was able to get some pretty nice shots while up in the air. I have a Nikon D90 with a kit lens (AFS Nikkor 18-105mm, 3.5-5.6 aperture). I forced myself to use manual mode during the entire trip to get more familiar with the camera and photography, and I think it payed off with the aerial night shots.
Here are a few of the pictures I took: