Here's a small assortment of photos that are of a general nature and don't fit well anywhere else.  Some came from the web, some are pre-purchase shots sent by the seller, and the last ones are mine.  

N379UA 1996 photo

Unfortunately, there is not an abundance of photos of N379UA in its original delivery color scheme; this is the only one I could find.  It's dated 1996, which makes it about six years old.  Oxidation of the paint is evident in the cheatline, and it was probably repainted in the later gray/blue colors a short time later.  Shot at PHX.

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N379UA 2006 photo

379UA taxis out for a runway 27 departure at San Diego in 2006.

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Getting to work photo

Here the aircraft is shown on very short final at Baltimore in 2007.  This was about two years before United retired it.  Apparently it was parked at Victorville, California for a time before being broken up in Memphis.

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Circuit breakers photo

Every one of the circuit breakers is present and in original condition.  Electrically airworthy too, though undocumented.

Cockpit underside photo

At the salvage yard.  Lots of control cables!   A huge benefit for me is that all of the linkages connecting the left and right side controls (including the rudder pedals and toe brake action) are intact and working perfectly.   Everything is smooth as silk from one stop to the other.

JAL seat photo

Business class seats from a Japan Air B767.  As the story tells it, the manufactuer had fudged some of the paperwork during certification, so it ended up that the proof of meeting the Japanese certification standards was invalid.  The inevitable result was that thousands of them had to be removed from the JAL fleet at who-knows-what cost.

Maybe not legal, but they sure are comfy!  Fold-out leg rests and all...   This pair is for sale, in case any visitor to these pages is interested. 

Cockpit inside photo

Never let it be forgotten that people involved in this hobby are dealing with salvaged material.

Cockpit door photo

The door is the type mandated after 9/11 -- fully armored.  It's appearance suggests that it's strong enough to stand at the entrance to a bank vault, an impression reinforced by trying to lift it.  The thing weighs over 70 pounds, although Skip and I both estimated it at around a hundred at first.

It's for sale, being of an era newer than what appeals to me.  I'm looking to replace it with the earlier lighweight version.   Besides, if I used it and it  locked accidentally, how would I ever get back into the simulator?   :-)  

Gas stop photo

Not too long after our arrival in Fort McCoy I took a notion to assemble what I could of the main instrument panel.   The kitchen counter was the most convenient place for the exercise.  My wife, indulgent as she is, didn't complain.  And me, considerate as I am, took it apart and put all the pieces up the next day!   :-)

Overhead photo

Here's what I have of the overhead -- all the sub-panels are gone.   I'm hoping that the ones I'll need to get will be from a similar model of 737 so the Cannon connectors will mate, meaning that I may can use some of the wiring that's already there.

Willaims purchase photo

In a deal separate from the airplane itself, I was able to acquire a lot of the pieces missing from the panels and control stand.