Originally Posted by SMRacer
I don't believe this statement is correct. Mike Seager has been doing this type of training in his (Van's leased?) RV7 for many years. I did my insurance required RV tail wheel transition in his RV7 at Vernonia, WA
Mike is a special case because, as you point out, the airplane is coming from Vans, not Mike. Furthermore Vans demonstrators are not certified as EAB, but something else. So if the OP can find a third party in Seattle who will allow the OP to use the airplane for free, then the OP can hire any (appropriate) CFI to give him instruction. The limitations follow the airplane.
Everyone who has used Mike has only good things to say about the experience. An excellent suggestion.