Friend of mine keeps trying to get me to come to Australia to fly for a year. To quell her latest attempt I looked up the process to convert to a CASA certificate. I found that it's a several step process that actual isn't as bad as going EASA. All this got me thinking about the crap ton of different "licenses" across this blue marble. Why can't there just be a universal license??? It's flying for god sake. Physics in Europe is the exact same as here and vice versa!! Flying a Cessna, 737, or Space Shuttle is the same everywhere. Just take ICAO, make everyone the same regulations, and slap on a graduated universal certificate. It would make it so much easier for Joe Blow to fly anywhere in the world without having to be retested, scammed out of $$$, and learn the local sky cop rules. It's just silly that in the 21st Century we can't have a universal agreement of something as simple as airman certification.