|Date of birth||Unknown|
|Date of death||Killed by Cheetah|
|Professional pilot data|
|Chronological and political information|
|Affiliation||Rostock, Couger/Cheetah Squad|
A serious and often made fun of member of the Cougar/Cheetah Squad who idolized Captain Yamazaki. He apparently shares a second in command role with Ukumori after Cheetah is promoted to Captain. Kaida often is at ends with Ukumori, disliking his attitude about the fallen. Eventually, Ukumori pushes Kaida too far after two of their squadmates are killed and he insults not only them, but the fallen Captain Yamazaki once more. Kaida attacks Ukumori, intending to shoot him down, making Mozume order Cheetah to shoot him down. Cheetah is forced to shoot down his friend, but Kaida shows no hatred as he falls. He just says goodbye to his old friend with a smile before dying in the explosion.
Kaida is most of the time happy, carefree and enthusiastic. He enjoys the thrill of the dogfight highly. However, he is strongly loyal to his friends and doesn't take kindly in anyone insulting them (case in point: what happened with Ukumori).
He also seems to be very close to Lynx/Cheetah; their friendship apparently extends to even before the start of the game. Throughout the game, he simply calls him "Cheetah" and "Lynx" rather than "Captain". This loyalty and friendship seems to be so cemented between them that Kaida at one point loudly expresses his desire to rush to Cheetah's aid during the battle over the Yaura River, an act which would have been a clear violation of direct orders.
Orishina later daydreams taking part in Kaida and Cheetah's final duel.
- Kaida is similar to Alvin "Chopper" Davenport from Ace Combat 5, given his laidback attitude and sense of humor.