I’ve recently noticed that the sequencing section for ATC is missing a right/left crosswind (refer to image below), which is important when remaining in the pattern.
When i was controlling aircraft remaining in the pattern, Singapore 1 was on crosswind (remaining in the pattern) while Lufthansa 7 has just departed, also remaining in the pattern. As I would need to sequence Lufthansa 7 to follow Singapore 1, I would have to tell Lufthansa 7 to follow Singapore 1 on downwind (although he’s on crosswind), or wait for Singapore 1 to be on downwind before giving Lufthansa 7 the sequence.
If the traffic to follow is on left/right crosswind is implemented, it will benefit both ATC and Pilots, as well as reduce confusion.
I’m pretty sure a number of ATC and Pilots would appreciate this command!
If you are not sure what is crosswind, check this out!