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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 7000 airports
-Tap the Not YYZ banner or shake the device to get random letters in the letter picker.
-Choosing the combination YYZ will open the Wikipedia entry for "YYZ" in Safari.

**Actually there are exactly 17575 playable possibilities.

What’s New

Version 1.1.2

Setting the ringer switch to silent no longer mutes the audio from Not YYZ.

Ratings and Reviews

The KKH ,


Being a former Rush fan (I still listen to them sometimes, but not as much), I purchased this app just out of curiosity. I believe it is an interesting idea to play all the three-letter airport identification codes "YYZ"-STYLE, as a multitude of them possess unique and sometimes hilarious rhythms (e.g. EEE, SSS, TTT, and OOO). I recommend Not YYZ for all the Rush fans out there, both casual and hardcore, and for those who would like an app with which they can waste their time ... in a good way, that is.


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.


10.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011 Dr. Tae


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