Jerilderie 45th League of Silent Flight Australia Tournament 2024

The 45th League of Silent Flight Australia Tournament was held over the King’s Birthday weekend in Jerilderie, New South Wales.

33 pilots from Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales attended including Brad and Mike from Model Flight. Pilots competed in the Australian Open Thermal class with winch-launched gliders to complete a 10-minute flight in a 12-minute working time, and, in F5J electric glider. The Jerilderie Racecourse was in perfect condition thanks to the preparations of the Murrumbidgee Council, and the weather was as good as you could hope for in winter. Cool mornings but then light winds, sunshine and high temps around 16-18oC. We lost some time on Monday morning due to low fog but still managed to fly 10 rounds of Open Thermal and 12 rounds of F5J. The flying standard was very high in both classes and the results went down to the last few flights of the weekend.



1st Place: Jamie Cannon, New South Wales 

2nd Place: Nick Chabrel, South Australia 

3rd Place: Marcus Stent, Victoria 

F5J Placegetters


Open Thermal

1st Place: Andrew Meyer, South Australia

2nd Place: Brad Merryweather, South Australia

3rd Place: Bjorn Rudgely, New South Wales

Open Thermal Placegetters


Overall Grand Champion

Andrew Meyer, South Australia

Jerilderie #46 will be held from Friday 6th June to Monday 9th June 2025. Friday 6th will be Open Thermal, and Saturday and Sunday will see heats of F5J flown, with fly-offs for all pilots on Monday morning 9th of June. Book your leave, think about accommodation and start practising for what will be a big event.