Sportsman is the entry-level class into F3A competitions, and involves a sequence of manoeuvres performed in front of the pilot and judges. There is a lot of similarity between Gold Wings and the Sportsman’s sequence, so doing these is also good practice for your Gold Wings. The Sportsman schedule / call card can be found here. A detailed description of the current manoeuvres is shown here. This manoeuvres document is labelled 20-21 but it is in fact still current.
Shown below are some videos providing detailed information about individual Sportsman manoeuvres. Please note that these videos are from a previous version of the Sportsman's sequence so there are some differences from the current sequence.
Now a big thank you to Russell Edwards (with a little help from David Gibbs and Bill Bloodworth) for their efforts in producing these.
Two Inside Loops
Two Consecutive Rolls
Two Outside Loops
Square Loop On Corner
Two Turn Spin