THE buzzing above the shire’s skies has fallen silent, but not before a winner could be crowned.
The inaugural Formula 1.0 Grand Prix gliding competition has been hailed a huge success by organisers, with Nathan Johnson eventual coming in as the winner.
Based from the Brobenah Aerodrome, the week-long competition attracted 28 pilots to Leeton and organisers are already planning to return again next year.
The competition wrapped up on Friday after eight days of racing, with Mr Johnson edging out Andrew Maddocks who took second place.
Ben Loxton came in at third.
Mr Johnson is a two-time junior national champion.
He grew up in Wagga, which is where he also learned to fly.
Mr Johnson is a current member of the Temora Gliding Club.
Organiser Adam I'Anson was familiar with the Leeton area having gone to school at Yanco Agricultural High School.
He was already looking forward to next year’s event.
“We could not have gone past Leeton when we decided to hold this event,” Mr I'Anson said.
“It’s a fantastic facility and the conditions are second-to-none.
“We’ve had some really good days of competition. The weather has been mostly on our side, so it’s great.”