Wagga pilots have had a small win ahead of a major aviation conference to be held in the city this week.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has announced that pilots will be able to use their own general practitioner for an aviation medical certificate rather than visiting a specialist.
If approved, pilots can then obtain a Basic Class 2 medical certification online, which is available to private pilots flying piston engine aircrafts with a maximum take-off weight of less than 8618 kilograms.
The cost has also dropped significantly, from a $75 processing fee to $10.
CASA CEO and Director of Aviation Safety, Shane Carmody, said the change was a direct result of CASA listening to feedback from the community.
There have been no changes to medical changes for commercial pilots.
More than 30 aviation bodies will meet in Wagga this week for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia summit to discuss changes to the Civil Aviation Act.