Reviews
George has done an excellent job of showing the next generation all the different paths you can have with a career in aviation.
Brett from Cincy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/12/21
George is a superb interviewer. He knows how to ask the questions that set the subject at ease. If you are into aviation, subscribe to his podcast.
Hfgyfegunfjbthfdyh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/21
Each episode is a mini-oral history with all sorts of tidbits of info on life and flying. Even when I know the person being interviewed, I learn something new. There are so many facets to aviation beyond the airlines, and George Nolly uses his polished interviewing skills to open up the world to...Read full review »
MC CE-560E via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/21
What an excellent podcast for any aviation enthusiast. Strap in and enjoy!
Hicko#€$ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/23/21
Thanks for the opportunity to talk with you about my new novel “Chariots in the Sky” and share with your listeners some of my remembrances of my Vietnam flying days. Your podcast and interviewing skills are very professional. They make your guest feel totally comfortable and open to sharing...Read full review »
Sea snake 25 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/10/21
Dr. George Nolly, I was referred to your podcast by a friend and found my first episode 480—your interview with Larry Freeland on his book “Chariots in the Sky”—to be a memorable one. You interview with the author on both his experiences as a helicopter pilot at war in Vietnam and his personal...Read full review »
Feastland via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/09/21
Thank you Dr. George Nolly for the invitation to join you for a chat. And especially for hosting “Ready for Takeoff,” a most interesting and informative podcast! Allow me to say farewell with a Sanskrit proverb: “the wind sweeps the road clean.” I’ll reach out to update you on the two remaining...Read full review »
Pilots.haiku via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/18/21
Great aviation podcast with lots of interesting stories. Very easy to listen to. Lots of great information and interviews with a phenomenal selection of guests. Like the host’s style overall. He’s able to bring out the human side of aviation well. Some real gems like the Tammy Jo Shults...Read full review »
J Deva via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/15/21
Love this podcast series on all things aviation! I was honored to talk about my memoir, but it was also a wonderful and unexpected opportunity to learn about the lives and paths of almost 500 fellow aviators and their experiences. Capt Nolly asks the questions we all want to ask in a warm,...Read full review »
Tennis star 8 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/30/21
Thank you so much for the chance to promote my autobiography, George! Your podcasts are an outstanding venue for discussion of aviation history and mentoring of the next generation of pilots. I appreciate everything you do!
captbluto via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/09/20
Thanks for pulling together great stories from interesting people!
Old Banjo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/12/20
Tons of interviews with experienced flyers and veterans. Very entertaining and informative.
Sailor 40 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/09/20
Dr. Nolly’s podcast is an absolute blast! The wide ranging variety of guests, personal perspectives and stories, and motivational advice all help our community to grow by sharing our experiences. As an interviewer, he shapes and leads his guests to get the most out of their stories. A fantastic...Read full review »
FlyArmy09 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/22/20
Great informative information presented by Dr. Nolly. If you are interested or have questions about aviation, this is the place to get solid information and pilot perspective.
Psychonaut788 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/22/20
What a pleasure it was to spend time with George Nolly recording my interview with Ready for Takeoff. His manner makes his podcasts easy to listen to and engaging. I have listened to 4 now and each time had a solid takeaway not just for aviation but for any business and for my personal...Read full review »
KAFerg via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/24/20
Digital hangar flying with George Nolly is an informative and entertaining way to build your aviation knowledge. For aspiring young aviators there is much to learn here! Listen to your elders here on Ready For Takeoff.
Blancolirio via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/20
Dr. Nolly is a personable interviewer. Talking with him on the podcast was like having an easy conversation with an old friend. He asked me the right questions and knew how to present my story in a way I would not have thought possible. I highly recommend his podcast!
Used to work great via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/20
In an environment of podcasts lasting up to an hour or more and stuffed with fillers to address a topic, I really love these podcasts. They are short, precise, and to the point. Got a few minutes? Listen to any one of these podcasts and come away having learned something.
uwecavok via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/20
Thank you for inspiring aviation enthusiasts, young and old, with your informative and fun podcasts! A great variety of stories and experiences. Thank you for your service!
nicolacarmen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/25/20
Dr. George Nolly is an entertaining host who has such a wonderful variety of guests. There is so much info and entertainment available on Ready for Takeoff.
Xnfbgisla via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/14/20
Capt Nolly was the consummate professional at getting out to the audience an interesting take on SR-71 operations. Feedback from friends and family members has been extremely flattering. They learned new things about the Air Force and the several of the aircraft mentioned like the C-130, F-4,...Read full review »
Ubermach via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/09/20
Capt. George Nolly hosts an engaging array of veteran flyers, telling high-flying tales of their varied aviation careers, from airliner cockpits to combat in the skies. If the weather's too bad to fly, listening to this podcast is a worthy alternative.Read full review »
BUFFAC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/03/20
Cpt. Nolly puts on a great show; well balanced material both for the novice aviator and experienced pilots. One advice though, and this is just coming from one captain to another, is that the sound quality could be much better. In other words the content is so great that it hurts my brain to...Read full review »
Yigidoman via Apple Podcasts · Turkey · 12/08/19
Love the variety of subjects and interesting guests. Perfect for aviation junkies. Thank you.
Jim2991 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/13/19
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DavidBeas via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 11/09/19
Top notch 1st person information on aviation, unvarnished advice, and amazing guests , including many American Heroes.
JG<<<<<< via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/19/19
Really enjoy this podcast! Great moderator and incredible diversity in the guests brought on. Really enjoyable listen.
Dinofinder#2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/05/19
Absolutely must listen podcast. George this is gold
flying64Q via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/08/19
George does a great job of bringing us podcasts that are interesting and informative! I would recommend that you listen to all of them!
susano777 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/26/19
I been listening to your podcast for a few months and I find so much great information. Keep up the amazing work you doing
Enrique787 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/19
Absolutely amazing and informative podcast for the avitaion consumer, professional, or enthusiast! George's knowledge, passion, and attention to detail brings out the best in his guests which in-turn lends itself to a must listen for quite frankly the entire aviation community! Well Done...Read full review »
73Jeff via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/15/18
George’s guests share some awesome aviation stories that are very inspiring. If you have interests in aviation, this is a great podcast to listen to, it is full of great information and advice on how to start flying!
Zach Shannon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/25/18
George Nolly possesses a wealth of aviation knowledge, from military to the airlines to academia. He offers valuable, interesting content as well as interesting and informative interviews. Well worth a listen!
The Fishing Weatherman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/18/18
George interviews a diverse range of players in the equally diverse world of aviation. His interactions with his guests are entertaining but more importantly are informative with a wealth of information to be gleaned. Unlike another well-known aviation podcast (APG) which has evolved into an “ego...Read full review »
V=QR2 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/01/18
I’ve listened to every episode and this is one of my favourite podcasts. Captain George does great interviews with very interesting guests. Well done George
pagga1968 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/01/18
I'm new to flying/aviation. This podcast is very informative. Some good stuff for newbies like me but also stuff for more advanced folks.Read full review »
Bully24 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/05/18
As a subject of one of George’s Podcasts, I was very interested in his vision for sharing aviation information with the country. It was a great honor to participate with the interview and to be able to share my passion for aviation and art with his many followers. Thank you. Lance Lockhart
Lanceman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/07/18
I listen to RFTOP every time I'm on the road. As a contemporary of George, I also flew F-4s in Nam. The interviews with the old guys bring back many great memories. Then the youger generations have stories that are great too. One of the best programs was the interview with the women pilots....Read full review »
Gunfighter67 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/09/18
This is truly an awesome podcast for aviation enthusiasts and I am always looking forward to the next episode. The interviews give an insight into some amazing and inspiring aviation careers. Subscribe now and buckle up for a great flight!!!!
seriously annoyed101 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/09/18
Great interviews from and interviwer who knows his stuff,
Aerolame via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 07/30/17
Dr. Nolly is a wonderful skilled interviewer and his program is fascinating listening for the aspiring aviation career student, or the seasoned aviation career professional.
traveler34adknafioewhnaldknai via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/17
Great podcast, interesting true stories
Don Sebastian via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/17
I discovered George's RFT podcast series a few months ago. Great quality interviews of various aviation characters. Testimonies showing that in aviation, anything is possible if you strongly believe in your dreams and yourself!Read full review »
Flyingtotof via Apple Podcasts · France · 01/30/17
Great aviation podcast. Love the single interview format and the broad range of interview subjects. Only suggestion would be to interview more people who came up through the civilian/general aviation ranks.
keshob via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/05/17
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