Then I got to fly the plane back to the airport as we got clearance to approach downwind. My only brief was to keep the plane about 1200feet AMSL (at mean sea level) and on a steady heading while Roger did all the checks. I flew right up to the base turn when Roger took controls and had me follow them (basically keep my hands and feet on the controls but follow his movements) as he lined up the runway with a near perfect approach (as far as a novice like me could tell) and put us lightly down on the grass. After doing the ‘after landing checks’ (flaps to 0 degrees, landing light off, transponder to standby), I got to taxi back to the apron, and I thought I did pretty well (OK, I turned the control stick once instead of the rudders – doh) but I got us back to the spot we left. He did the shutdown checks and I got out. After a short debriefing where he gave me some great advice, my first flight lesson was over and Susan was there to talk about the experience with on the way home.