Either left/right downwind for 8L, or right downwind for 8R.
For right downwind 8R, I’d have naturally separated by turning, and you wouldn’t need to trouble yourself to separate us.
For left/right downwind 8L, you could just issue the pattern entry, then an “adjust speed to follow aircraft ahead”.
As I was around 1000ft separated from the other aircraft, I wouldn’t immediately descend to their altitude, and there would be no immediate conflict.
Applies for 3 and 4 ^
Basically no matter what you do, always make sure you have a pattern entry first, so that the aircraft knows where to go. Left/right traffic matters a lot.
As you have pointed out, pattern entry then clearance :)
Yes. Very much so.
Nothing wrong with that, we had vertical separation, which was all was needed :)
Parallel landings/approaches are allowed, nothing wrong with that.