Hello Chris_Wing! My username is Humars and my callsign is N687HS, I was one attendants for your session yesterday. It was a nice flight, but not to forget here’s your general feedback:
You did well, you answered all requests correctly in some way in a timely manner!
When clearing for the option, you shouldn’t specify which traffic they should use unless they’ve requested a runway change and your giving a new clearance for the option. Also when I reported that I was going to make a full stop on final, you didn’t have to clear me to land as you already cleared me for the option (clearing someone for the option allows them to do a touch & go, low pass through the runway or make a full stop, if an aircraft in the pattern is going to land in the circuit they are currently in and you already cleared them for the option, they’ll just give you a heads up for that but you wouldn’t need to change the clearance).
Also, make sure to give clearance for the option if the aircraft (which is remaining in the pattern) is on crosswind or early downwind, not until they report their position to remind you to do so (don’t take this phrase as disrespectful or attempting to point out the obvious, I’m just pointing out improvements :/).
Otherwise, you did well and hope to see you in your next session!
P.S.: Next time I’ll be attempting to test you on transitions, which if you don’t know what that means then this is the definition: It means aircraft that are intentionally passing over your airspace and airport but not having any intentions to land, this is usually determined by the elevation of the airport. For an example: The elevation for KLAX is one hundred and twenty two feet (122ft), the pattern altitude for turboprops or anything considered as general aviation aircraft is one thousand feet above ground level (1000ft AGL) and one thousand five hundred above ground level (1500ft AGL) for jets. We ignore the twenty two feet (22ft) in one hundred feet (100ft) as it’s an unnecessary two digit number that can’t be applied in aviation, then we add 1500ft AGL with 100ft (this is because since 1500ft AGL is the highest pattern altitude possible, we need to add that with the elevation of the airport to avoid any collision between pattern aircraft and transition aircraft), which then gives us 1600ft AGL which then means the nearest transition altitude would be 2000ft AGL.
If you already know this information about transition altitudes, then you can ignore the information I just said :/.