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Old 4th Jul 2011, 10:10
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Scotland
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Question Air Band Receivers on Aircraft

Firstly, I'm sorry if this is the wrong place for this kind of question, but it seemed to be the most appropriate. I also apologise if this has been asked before, but the Search function didn't turn up anything for me.

On Saturday, I will be flying with BA, EDI-LHR-PHX (USA). Being quite interested in aviation, I have an Air Band radio (receiver only, it cannot transmit), and would like to listen to the flights' radio transmissions using it.

I am not sure, however, if this would be allowed, as I can see arguments for and against its use. On one hand, it is a non-transmitting device, so should be allowed (obviously not at takeoff or landing). On the other, there could be security issues voiced on the subject, so it shouldn't be allowed.

Can anybody clear this up, or voice an opinion? Is there no point in even trying? Or should I just try to use it, and turn it off if told to by the cabin crew?
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