So I've been wondering: When Carol powers down from her Ms. Marvel / Warbird / Captain Marvel form, does she still have her powers, or is she a normal human until she powers up again? I've been wondering about that for a long time. In The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, she still seemed to have her powers (when she blew up the toothpick Hawkeye threw at her), but I'm not sure if that applies for other continuities.
Yeah she's always got her powers. The suit is just that. A suit.