Not YYZ 4+

Mind-bending app for Rush fans

Dr. Tae

    • 4.7 • 3 Ratings
    • $0.99

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Not YYZ is a mind-bending app for knowledgeable fans of the band Rush. Not YYZ lets you hear what "YYZ" would sound like if Rush wasn't from Toronto.

Neil Peart: "We were in a small plane and hearing from the cockpit the Morse code rhythm, and I said `Oh, wouldn't that be a neat introduction'...This song's an instrumental, but it's about YYZ airport. It's about airports."

The beginning of "YYZ" by Rush is based on the Morse code for YYZ, which is the IATA airport identifier for Toronto Pearson International Airport.

But what if Rush wasn't from Toronto? What would "YYZ" sound like if Rush was from your city? Not YYZ provides the answer.

Pick any combination of three letters (other than YYZ) and Not YYZ will play it in the style of "YYZ" by Rush. If the letters match an airport identifier, the airport's name and location will appear in the player.

Search for airports you've traveled through and cities you've visited. Try your initials. Create your own rhythms using the Morse code as a guide. The possibilities are endless!**

-Browsable and searchable database of over 9000 airports.
-Tap the Not YYZ banner or shake the device to get random letters in the letter picker.

**Actually there are exactly 17575 playable possibilities.

What’s New

Version 1.3.3

Update to airport database.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Klinkk ,

Double Platinum!

As a lifelong Rush fan since 1979 and a true "rat" I can say that this is an awesome app! Endless fun and informative too! Go ahead, see & hear how GED or SEX sounds. 5 stars!!!

daveledangeroux ,

Okay, this rules.

I'm a Rush fan. I'm an iOS nerd. Somehow I find this app. Suddenly I'm contemplating flying from Seattle to N'Djamena just because IT SOUNDS SO GOOD.

AndrewCCM ,

Awesome idea!

Hysterical, yet interesting. Worth $.99 to support a Rush fan with such imagination. My airport DFW is pretty wild sounding. Lol

App Privacy

The developer, Dr. Tae, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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