I had a question regarding the use of pattern instructions when you’re tower and there’s no radar controller. I’ve been reading the ATC manual and I noticed that it said that tower must issue pattern instructions when there’s no radar controller present. But I was wondering what do you do if there’s an airplane that is using a STAR/Approach in their flight plan that aligns the aircraft perfectly with the runway. Does the tower still need to intervene and give them something like an “enter straight in” instruction, or can they can just clear the aircraft for landing and be done with them. Would the “continue inbound” instruction be more appropriate in a scenario like this?
Thanks in advance!