Comment: Just talked to my neighbor who flys for Delta

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Just talked to my neighbor who flys for Delta

He said YES, the transponder drains the electrical systems and they do shut them down routinely and rely on (I forgot what he called it) but essentially a radar ping or blip. He bragged about being able to pick up paints skins on other aircraft..,

But that explains that, I guess it saves electricity.

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