Hey guys, I know in real life patterns are for GA and military aircraft, but in our sandbox regions patterns they are a huge draw.
I am wondering if one of the IF experts could put together a tutorial for us on pattern work when there is an active departure/center/approach in addition to the tower. I’ve seen so much variation in styles of controlling when there are a combination of these channels open. As an IF pilot it is very confusing when a center or approach is sending you across the region (slight exaggeration) in a pattern, when there is no need to slow down traffic.
I know the default solution is to always follow ATC instructions, but I can’t find any kind of standard expectation here from controller to controller.