Hello everyone, was just wondering if I could get some clarification on pattern work. Now, before I joined the expert server I made sure I did a fair bit of research on pattern work, traffic etc. I thought I had a pretty clear point of how pattern and traffic work worked. Recently though as I was turning onto final from what I thought was left base I was told by tower controller to check forums on following ATC instructions. I was following the controls tower was giving me and I’m not entirely sure what I would of been doing wrong unless I misunderstood what left base was. This is how my conversation went back and forth between the controller at Hong Long international and I.
Tower: Jordanian 182 enter left base runway 7L
Jordanian 182 (me): roger, enter left base runway 7L
I continued on what I believed was left base, as I was approaching onto the ILS and announcing on final when as said above I was told I had done something wrong. I’ve drawn a brief diagram here of Hong Kong international and my perspective of how I’ve always seen pattern work. I just need some clarification on if I’m right or wrong, so any correction is appreciated. Thanks.
To clarify, I was NOT doing pattern work, I was approaching Hong Kong international after a flight from Bangkok international.
(Excuse my horrible drawing.)