Back in Legacy when they dropped they flared up so everyone would see the landing spot. We should re add that, In most cases its very far away and mostly lands before youre even close to it and the terrain makes it even harder to find.
Yeah they should really add this back, and maybe make it drop 3 again. It would also be nice if you could actually get those air drop signals in vanilla because I have never gotten one:(
You can get those Signals from an drop even from loot crates if youre lucky.