iFly Singapore will host its first indoor
skydiving world championships at its impressive wind tunnel
facility on Sentosa Island.
Up to 400 flyers from around the world
are expected to compete in professional and amateur categories
during the four-day event from 13 to 16 December this year.
grabs will be cash and prizes worth over Sin$150,000 and
registration for the event will open second half of this year.
One of Singapore’s representatives at the
competition will be Team Firefly, 10-year old Kyra Poh and 11-year
old Choo Yixuan. The two girls have been training for over a year
at iFly Singapore and can execute tough manoeuvres such as flying
in the head-down position. They will compete under the
“We are very proud to put Singapore on
the regional map as the first country to host an indoor skydiving
world championship in Asia Pacific. Being the world’s largest wind
tunnel using the latest technology to ensure realistic and safe
simulation of skydiving, we have many skydivers all over the world
including world and regional skydiving champions, training
frequently in iFly Singapore. I’m very confident that they will be
delighted and excited that we are hosting the world championships
and will participate in the competition,” said Mr Lawrence Koh,
Founder and Managing Director, iFly Singapore. “To date, over 55,000
Singaporeans and foreign visitors have flown at our
state-of-the-art wind tunnel with the youngest being a seven-year
old and the oldest, an octogenarian from Singapore. All of them
left with huge smiles on their faces. With about 10% of
our customers returning to take up training packages, the sport
has been steadily gaining traction since we launched iFly
Singapore last year. We are very happy that we are able to make
this once considered niche sport available to everyone in safe,
realistic and affordable indoor setting.”
competition, enthusiasts and spectators can expect to see top
international skydiving teams vie for the top positions in five
different disciplines under the professional category including:
- 4-way formation skydiving
- 4-way vertical formation
- 2-way vertical formation skydiving
professional category, competitors can also join the amateur
category to pitch their skills in the following disciplines:
4-way formation skydiving
- 2-way freefly
- Kids (Neofreestyle)
To cap the inaugural world championships, competitors and
spectators can look forward to a grand finale at SkyLoft – a
rooftop bar and restaurant at iFly Singapore with a capacity to
hold events up to 250 people.
Recently launched, SkyLoft offers
diners a panoramic view of Sentosa Island and South China Sea.
Besides the view, there are also live performances by local
talents such as Jack and Rai, Shirlyn and the UnXpected, and 53A,
and nightly fireworks from Sentosa’s Songs of the Sea.
SkyLoft is the latest addition to the three existing F&B
outlets: O’Brien’s Irish Sandwich Café, Bora Bora Margarita Bar and McDonald’s.
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