So in order to continue your stabilized, rectangular approach, you will need to make corrections on the base leg. With a headwind on base, that leg will take more time and you may need to add power to avoid getting low. Conversely, with a tailwind, the base leg will be quicker than you’re used to. Don’t make the mistake of increasing the bank angle to prevent overshooting the final leg, since this may result in an inadvertent stall and spin — one accident type you’re not likely to walk away from. Instead, be aware of the tailwind condition on base and start your turn to final early to avoid overshooting. If you find yourself pulling back during the turn, alarms should go off. Relax the back pressure, add power, straighten the wings, go around, and try again.