In previous columns, I examined the finer points of the Sportsman sequence.  The Sportsman sequence consists of 17 maneuvers (counting takeoff and landing), with two breaks dividing the pattern into three groups of five maneuvers each (center, turnaround, center, turnaround, center), so you have a chance to exit the box, get your airplane back into a good position, and return to the box for the next five maneuver sequence.

Click here for the rest of this article.