First off, thank you for the service. I will start by saying that, if you haven’t, my first advice is to direct those who are new ATC to the tutorial videos provided. They were a tremendous asset to me during my journey to IFATC and provide excellent instructions.
Now to the feedback:
-Good and quick ground commands. There weren’t any conflicts, but I am sure you were mindful of where traffic on the ground was.
-Your first takeoff command was good as it directed me to make left traffic and join the other aircraft in the pattern.
-While in the pattern, you are over controlling. This is a very common occurrence with new controllers. You should not be calling every aircraft’s downwind, base, and speed. You gave me the left traffic command on takeoff. Your next command to me should be a sequence (if necessary) and then a landing clearance. You need to trust the pilots to maintain their best speed and spacing. As soon as I was on left crosswind, you were already directing me to maintain slowest speed.
-Sequencing - You seem to have a good understanding of sequencing but you made a few mistakes. At one point, I was on final while there was one on left downwind. A 3rd aircraft took off and you sequenced them as #2 when they should have been #3.
-Sequencing part 2- Keep in mind the aircraft you have in the pattern. I was running tight patterns in a prop plane while the aircraft you had in front of me (a321) was flying much larger patterns. Anticipate aircrafts and their ability to fly patterns. Instead of sending me “slowest speed” directions, you could have sequenced me in front of him as I could have flown a pattern much quicker than him without interfering. The a321 was also flying patterns at 3500ft at an airport at sea level. Jets flying patterns should be 1500ft AAL while GA fly at 1000ft AAL. You could have given him a “descend to pattern altitude” but that is just some extra information.
-Landing Clearance- You weren’t giving any clearance to land until final. You should anticipate the patterns and be giving clearance much sooner. This will come with experience, but try clearing planes to land along downwind.
-Landing Clearance part 2- When you give clearance for the option, you do not need to add “make left traffic” for me. I am already in the left pattern and will remain that way. If you wanted to switch to right traffic, then that would have been needed. Directing aircraft to make left or right traffic is for initial pattern entry, runway changes, and traffic direction changes.
Also, when I call in “full stop”, a simple “roger” will suffice if you have already given landing clearance. You cleared me for the option, but by me saying “full stop” I am letting you know that I am landing and will need a exit runway command.
Overall, you did well and just need to learn to trust the pilots and let the patterns work out. If you are willing to put in the time to practice, you can get the errors figured out. I look forward to flying for you again soon and hopefully one day alongside you on IFATC!