Pyrotechnic spectaculars for Weddings, Parties, Corporate Events and Airshows

Pyrotechnic spectaculars for Weddings, Parties, Corporate Events and Airshows

The Pilots of the Purple Twilight offer unique aerial pyrotechnic spectaculars for special events. Our highly experienced display pilots will tailor their displays to your event whether it is large or small. We can offer displays for weddings, parties and corporate events held at a wide variety of locations and if suitable can even land to meet and greet your guests.

Our aircraft have been specially modified for pyrotechnic displays and have been certified by the relevant aviation regulators. As part of the O’Brien’s Flying Circus team we are also members of the British Air Display Association.

About Us

The Pilots

Brendan O'Brien
Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O’Brien

Brendan’s ancestry in Ireland goes back to the seventeenth century with Huguenot immigration from France. Although his formative years were spent in London in a quiet family environment, everything changed dramatically when he was orphaned in his early teens and began a life of travel and adventure.

As a child he had been fascinated by birds and perhaps flying was in his blood from birth. Not surprising then that the world of aviation beckoned initially with ballooning and gliding before he was seduced by powered flight.

Now, more than forty years later Brendan has over thirteen thousand hours on over three hundred plus types of aircraft and holds a licence to fly every kind of flying machine.


Alex Garman
Alex Garman

Alex Garman

Display pilot, Man Friday and all round good guy. I first met Brendan having been given a Tiger Moth flight on my 21st birthday. I caught the flying bug and went on to complete my PPL training with Brendan and was introduced to the world of display flying by traveling around with his flying circus. I fly a variety of aircraft, including tailwheel vintage types . I am also a flying instructor and recently authorised by the CAA as a display pilot. I’m looking forward to displaying the Cub with pyrotechnics!
When I’m at home I enjoy walks in the countryside and working on my vintage tractor & motorbike

The Aircraft

OTTO the Helicopter

OTTO the Helicopter - Image © Paul Johnson/Flightline UK

OTTO can bring any event to a close in spectacular style with his unique fireworks spectacular. All manner of pyrotechnic effects are fitted to OTTO who will fill the sky with light, colour and noise to ‘WOW’ the crowd.
Our latest exciting innovation is to fit the aircraft  with LASERS!

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


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Useful Links & Credits

Contact the Team

Brendan O’Brien
+44 (0) 7711 757500

Alex Garman
+44 (0) 7816 039866

Tom Turner
+44 (0) 7888 667843

Alan Bennett-Turner
+44 (0) 1622 961414

We are members of

British Air Display Association

European Airshow Council

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Photography: Paul Johnson/Flightline UK

Video: Adam Landau/This is Flight

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Presented by:
O'Brien's Flying Circus

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