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  1. I find the same thing, at least north of the Bay area. The two pix below are representative. The first is just northwest of the Orbx Cloverdale airport (O60) and the other just south. In the foreground, the color is accurate and part of the airport scenery; in the distance, you see the redish tint from TE NC. I flew extensively in this area in the 70's and 80's as a flight instructor/pilot examiner and charter pilot, and can vouch for the accuracy of the foregrounds compared to the distance. Also, my monitor is color calibrated monthly with a prosumer level hardware tool from GretagMacbeth, so I know it's spot on. As for the red tint in the OP's pix, I see it off the nose and left wingtip in #2 compared to the grey of the rocks, in #3 to the right of the road that starts off the spinner, in #4 in the distance to the right front of the aircraft, and in #5 in the distance above the aircraft and I think in #6 a bit of it to the rear of the aircraft.
  2. For those running P3Dv5, this was fixed for me and many others at LOWI by version 1.3.0. I didn't write "all others" but I haven't seen any posts that reported the problem after that LOWI patch. See which one you have in Orbx Central. P3DHF2 seems to have corrected this issue at other airports too. Here's the announcement about the patch
  3. There are two carriers still home ported in the Puget Sound area, but both are out of Bremerton now, the Stennis (though at present it's being refueled at Norfolk) and the Nimitz. Many of the ships associated with their strike force are home ported in Everett. And as Ripcord notes, operations are "elsewhere." They are a sight though inbound and outbound. Here's Abraham Lincoln when home ported in Everett headed in past the lighthouse near my home. Whidbey Island in the background.
  4. This has been asked and answered a few times already for this area and others. Here's a recap: There's no need to uninstall FTX NorCal from a performance or visual perspective. With both active, the sim automatically shows photoreal scenery over landclass for an area where there are both. TE looks better because it's photoreal, but is summer only. The FTX regions tend to cover a larger area. TE Washington and PNW are a good example. The latter extends all the way north into Canada to meet Pacific Fjords. TE WA stops just south of the US-Canada border (due to the much higher cost of Canadian photo coverage). FTX has seasons, so it you want scenery that visually shows seasons other than summer, you'll want FTX. Summary - for the relatively small storage footprint on any FTX regioinal product, unless you never want to fly in other than summer, leave them both on. For other than summer flying, simply disable TE in the Add-ons menu in P3D. I added arrows to the screenshot to show you how to find and where to uncheck TE Northern California.
  5. Especially from the air side, it's little different than when I had my first flight (PSA Electra) in 1961. The current tower is new, but the rest of the layout, including hangars, looks pretty vintage. And very well done in the Orbx version. My grandparents used to live along the departure track for then runway 14 and the first power reduction for Connie's departing was just about over their house. I loved that sound!
  6. As Nick wrote, since yours are in an Orbx Central library, you need to uncheck Vector in “Add ons”. I think it’s just above Scenery Library in the menu where you found Scenery Library.
  7. Well I remember. I lived at the north end of the SF valley and learned to fly at VNY.
  8. Maybe they're just resting, as their faces (and clothes) are shiny from sweat
  9. It depends on whether you want seasons or not. The TE products are summer only, while the older regional landclass products have 4 or 5 seasons (the 5th season being hard winter). Right you are. For example, the PNW coverage area extends all the way up the west coast of Canada to meet Pacific Fjords while TE Washington ends just south of latitude 49N. Fortunately, it also picks up the south end of Vancouver Island. If you want to fly in the areas covered by the landclass products and not covered by TE, you'll want to leave them installed. If you don't, and/or you always fly in summer, then it would be worth deleting them.
  10. It's also worth noting that the older NA landclass type regions have 4 and sometimes 5 seasons (the 5th being "hard winter") while the TE products are based on aerial photography and therefore feature summer only.
  11. As with all the other TE products that cover areas done by the "full fat" regions as here, they supplement more than replace each other. The landclass based regions have four or five seasons depending on whether they have hard as well as normal winters, so if you like seasons, you'll want to keep NA Northern California (NCA). As John noted above, leave HCA there after checking out TE NorCal, and if you always fly in summer, or just like the photoreal so much better, then lose NCA.
  12. In Orbx Central, go to the Store tab, then click on the Vector product line as if you were going to buy it for the first time. On the product page, you'll see the price is 0. Choose to "buy" it and the download will begin.
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