I've just received an email saying that a microlight that crashed earlier today in Scotland was piloted by an unlicensed individual who had received no flying tuition and no assistance in aircraft purchase.
How easy is it to simply go out, buy an aircraft and take off? Is there any checks in place to stop someone buying an aircraft and simply taking to the skies as appears to be the case in this instance?
Registration G-MVSV which is showing on the CAA database as de-registered.
Full article from BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-17691664