On the agreed date we met at the airport. They together rented the plane and I registered as the pilot. It was a really good day, nice and clear. However two things happened on that flight which made me so grateful that the training had been so stringent. We were having a scenic flight over the Dandenong Ranges when I noticed that we were losing altitude. However, I had the whole plane configured to climb. Ensuring there was enough air below me, I persevered and eventually gained the saver altitude.
The second incident was more unpleasant, but was also overcome.