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O’Brien’s Flying Circus presents OTTO the Helicopter


Image © Paul Johnson/Flightline UK

Image © Paul Johnson/Flightline UK

OTTO 3 Side DrawingOTTO has been a legend of the North American airshow industry in the hands of Roger Buis, Craig Hosking and Bob Hosking. In the capable hands of Roger Buis, OTTO has entertained airshow fans all over the US, the UAE, Mexico, Canada and Australia. Now based in the UK, OTTO will continue the legacy set in the USA displaying across Europe with unique and entertaining displays suitable for events large and small. As well as traditional daytime displays, OTTO also performs amazing evening displays with spectacular pyrotechnic effects.

OTTO is a Schweizer 300C helicopter. With its fully articulated, three bladed rotor system OTTO is ideally suited for our sensational rotary displays.


  • Maximum speed: 95 kts (109 mph, 176 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 86 kts (99 mph, 159 km/h)
  • Range: 195 nm (204 miles)
  • Rate of climb: 750 ft/min (3.82 m/s)