+1 for KRNM
Agree w/ Jim with respect to basing at Ramona:
very experimental friendly,
assigned test area is extensive,
numerous airports in the test area if you have to set down quickly,
controllers experienced with test flights, patterns, and deconfliction.
With respect to a DAR, John Shablow is a good one, and while he's based further North (Orange County?), he's very experienced, and may be able to resolve some of your questions; pm me offline for contact info.
VAF dues paid though exempt
RV-9A sold (I miss that bird!)
RV10 sold (miss that one too!)
RV-14A build underway