It was also her first time taking part in the dynamic four-way open category in the World Indoor Skydiving Championships, as she wanted to “try something new”.
While she has flown with her teammates individually before, this was the first time they were coming together in the category on the world stage, said Kyra.
She said flying with three other people is more difficult and different from what she was used to.
”We all share the same tunnel. It’s kind of like four different cars driving at the same time trying to maneuver around one another. However, there’s no roads, there’s no lines on the roads, and there’s not even any traffic lights,” she said.
“So the precision that we have has to be 120 per cent, because we have to fly around one another, over and under one another and even avoid (one another), at the same time flying in unison together.”
Kyra said the team members brought their individual strengths and it all came together nicely, as they took bronze.
Of course, there were some bumps during training as the team familiarised themselves with the routine.
“Definitely when we were training together, we’ll have some bumps against one another,” said Kyra.
“But because we had a coach and we always have an instructor at the door, it never got to a point where it was serious. It was always about just flying our own lines and being a 100 per cent into it and putting in our effort.”
Editor’s note: The number of categories in which competitors were taking part has been corrected in this article. We apologise for the error. The article has also been updated to correct the age at which Kyra started competing after a clarification by iFly Singapore.