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To Stroke a Cheetah

An Autobiography by Captain D. B. Hopkins

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction and Dedication
Chapter 1 - The Writing on the Wall
Chapter 2 - Plan 'B' - I join the Royal Air Force
Chapter 3 - Flying Training - I Get my Wings
Chapter 4 - Jet Propelled
Chapter 5 - Bassingbourn - First Time Round
Chapter 6 - There's Always Bloody Something
Chapter 7 - If You Want to Learn - Teach
Chapter 8 - Meteorological Reconnaissance
Chapter 9 - Bassingbourn - Again!
Chapter 10 - 'Elmgate'
Chapter 11 - Commercial Flying
Chapter 12 - More Adventures With Tradewinds
Chapter 13 - Positioning
Chapter 14 - Jet Propelled Again - But Only Briefly
Chapter 15 - We Buy a Mansion
Chapter 16 - Inter Primos Chauffeur Service
Chapter 17 - I Become a Rotarian
Chapter 18 - Retirement - If That's What its Called
Chapter 19 - The Forsyth Saga
Chapter 20 - Highlights and How I Stroked a Cheetah
Annex 'A' - Low Flying Instructional Guide
Annex 'B' - Canberra Braking Techniques
Annex 'C' - Airfields/Airports Visited
Annex 'D' - Birds Seen at Wivelsfield Hall
Annex 'E' - My Cars
Annex 'F' - Letters of Interest

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