Greetings from PH-ADZ :-)
I came in from the South 20 NM out in the same direction/parallel to your inbound runway. So yes, the most logical pattern entry was via left downwind. Good.
If, for reason you would have instructed me to enter via right downwind, then I would have first crossed the (center of the) airport at about 5000 feet and then turn right downwind. Makes sense?
You did cleared me for the option with an exit right which is in the direction of my destination airport. Good.
You did clear me quite early though, while I was still on the downwind left. Personally I would recommend leaving that a bit later to avoid any last minute sequencing of a plane that is already cleared. It’s not wrong, but just not as clean. Well, that’s what I think. I try to clear an aircraft to clear when they are close to becoming established on the ILS.
I reported right downwind touch and go and you cleared me for the option. Good.
But then you let me extend downwind, because you had outbounds and an idiot on the runway. Again, my view, when you’re cleared you’re cleared and I would recommend against an ‘extend downwind’ to an aircraft that is already cleared. Of course being cleared doesn’t give the pilot the guarantee that he will land. You may need to I instruct a go-around if this is required.
I hope this helps!
- watch you ground traffic. Some pilots do the most crazy things there
- sequencing is your friend - sequence as often as you need to create clarity for the pilots who needs to follow who
- timing of you landing clearance. Not too late, not too early
- a go-around is not a sin. Make it work for you