Clearances and sequencing
Your clearances were all good. As far as I could see your sequencing was correct as well, so well done. A lot of people get that wrong or don’t understand it at first.
These were also well done. 3000 is a good altitude, however I normally make mine at 4000 because sometimes aircraft fly their patterns at 3000, but that’s no biggie. It all depends on the specific moment, and how high the highest aircraft is, etc. 3000 was fine for this specific session so good one 😉
This was also handled well. As you could probably see by my close call on takeoff, I was struggling with the crosswind in my little F-22 so I requested a change. It is only that however, a request, so you don’t have to accept it but you should always try your best to accommodate it if you can.
This is the thing that you messed up on a bit, as you said above. It wasn’t actually the go around, it was the runway crossings. You seemed to have an aircraft crossing runway 25 while I was on short final and I was definitely going to crash into him, which is why I went around. That sort of thing would have been an instant fail in the practical test. The testers wouldn’t go around even if they were aware of the upcoming conflict, because they would be waiting for you to resolve it.
In short, don’t be afraid to use the go around command. If the visibility is bad or it’s dark or whatever, the aircraft on final may not be able to see the aircraft crossing until it’s too late. And remember, the aircraft isn’t technically off the runway until the whole of the aircraft is behind the hold short line. Even if an aircraft has stopped with its nose wheel just behind the line, the chances are that it’s nose has actually gone over the line. This technically counts as a runway incursion and a go around must be issued.
Overall, you’re definitely not a bad controller. Keep controlling like that and with the improvements I’ve mentioned about the go-arounds, you’ll smash the practical exam.
I’ll try and come fly again, but if I can’t make it then good luck with the test!