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Am i allowed to purchase an ATC scanner and listen tho what is being said in the control tower? Thank you

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Yes, you can purchase a scanner - these are freely available in the UK.

No, legally, you can't listen to air traffic control. However, in real life, this is generally not enforced. Go to any airshow or airport observation area and you'll find people using scanners openly.

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    $\begingroup$ Why is it illegal to listen to ATC in the U.K.? $\endgroup$ Jun 26, 2017 at 16:35
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    $\begingroup$ @CarloFelicione It's part of a broad brush of regulations covering snail mail, electronic comms and radio (amongst other types) which make it illegal to receive communications not intended for you. $\endgroup$
    – Simon
    Jun 26, 2017 at 18:19

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