Hi all, learning ATC in PG and have about 2900 ops under my belt. After some practice I want to start controlling aircraft to land in a pattern and in sequence. I had a question re: some specific airports that seem to not fly in a pattern but enter straight in for landing. For this example, I’ll chose KLAX, but it could be applied to similar airports with parallel runways.
So for westbound traffic entering KLAX, most aircraft enter straight in. For eastbound traffic, I usually have them enter a downwind as per the pattern. Same goes for north/south traffic.
My question is first is this correct? Also, should aircraft always be enetered into a landing pattern or are their situations where traffic should just enter straight in. I see this a lot a EGLL, KORD in addition to KLAX. Thanks!