I remember you flying your BE36 into BVI on an NGF mission back in 2005.
Yep, you were kind enough to send me a recording of my comms departing the airport (this was before the archive was so deep here). My VFR class D communications are still as sub-par as they were then.
At the time, Pa Am Flight Academy had a pretty large presence there with a fleet of 22 Archers, 2 Seminoles, and a C152. Most of the call signs ended in ***PA. In fact we had a N623PA, N923PA, and N423PA frequently in the pattern at the same time and yes, we were required to use their full call signs.
Ah, okay, that must have been it. What happened to that school? I take it they are no longer located there?
Pan Am later went to Company Call signs (ie., "PanAm 11, PanAm 4, or PanAm 8-Sierra etc. for solo flights"). That helped with the similar call sign problem but made things more confusing because the call sign had nothing to do with the tail numbers.
Ha. Just goes to show when a problem is over-analyzed it actually becomes worse with the "solution."
So, where does the FAA have you working these days, Jim?