I just got back from the Van Nuys CPPP, and what a great time we had! We can be sure SoCal approach knows what a Cirrus is now, after having multiple waves of nearly dozen ships launch simultaneously to shoot approaches all over their sectors. And the Van Nuys tower controller who bragged before the course that ‘we never turn anyone away’ sure had his mettle tested as all the similar call signs converged back after each session.
And the enroute guys were clearly feeling the strain. Halfway home to San Francisco Lemore Approach finally figured out that N275CD and my N751CD were assigned the same squawk code.
I think we should report to each other when controllers call us a Cessna, and call a retaliatory fly-in to teach them what a Cirrus is!