A pilot with an ICAO-compliant PPL licence from Australia goes to France and France issues a licence validation in accordance with the Chicago Convention, thus allowing him to fly aircraft registered in France.
If this pilot wants to take a French-registered aircraft to another country is this possible? From Article 33 of the chicago convention it seems like this should be allowed, but is it actually in practice?
Article 33 Recognition of certificates and licenses
Certificates of airworthiness and certificates of competency and licenses issued or rendered valid by the contracting State in which the aircraft is registered, shall be recognized as valid by the other contracting States, provided that the requirements under which such certificates or licences were issued or rendered valid are equal to or above the minimum standards which may be established from time to time pursuant to this Convention.