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There are airports all over where I will be flying, B to E. It occurred to me might not be a bad idea to have a CTAF radio for monitoring traffic around the smaller airports.

Any inout is appreciated as would be any recommendations regarding brand/model.
 
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Can't you use any police scanner that has the aircraft band?

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I don't see a need to monitor radio traffic unless you are flying near an airport without a control tower (hence CTAF). CTAF is used by pilots to self announce their position and intentions around uncontrolled airports. If you are flying around uncontrolled airports I would mark up a map with circles at various distances such as 1 mile, 2 miles and keep your altitude low within those distances. How low? Take a look at the FAA maps which show altitude restrictions around major airports to give you an idea. Airplanes normally fly at least 1000 ft agl until they get close to the airport which is why the FAA restricts drones to 0 feet ort 100 feet close in.
 

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