Am new to this forum and RMHPA (will be joining shortly) as I will be new to to the area starting in the latter part of June (moving from Austin, TX to Windsor / Ft. Collins area). Here’s the explanation for my question (sorry - somewhat lengthy).
Background info: started flying HGs about 87 or 88 in Austria (where I’m from originally). Moved to the US in 92, endured a very long hiatus and essentially started picking up flying again a few years ago. Never had much interest in towing (which is the only option in TX, really), so ended up driving (900 miles!) to Lookout Mountain Flight Park - yes, the “other” Lookout - in GA maybe once a year. In other words: I hardly have any flying time here in the US. I have missed the mountains dearly and can’t wait to get to CO.
My problem: how can I transition from “barely flying” to “flying on a regular basis” with my H2 rating? Seems like an H3 and H4 (or H3 + invitation) are needed for quite a few sites. So, the North Boulder site (H2 rated) seems like the logical option for me. But: is there a certified flight instructor in the area willing to observe the spot landing requirements so I can get at least the H3 in the near future? I don’t see a lot in the way of HG instruction close by - maybe Mark @ airtimeabove?
Any and all feedback and any insights would be much appreciated. Hope to meet some of you soon.
PS: forgot to mention the equipment: way back when I primarily flew a Wills Wing HP (1st gen) and then transitioned to a Wills Wing HP AT 158. Also flew my dad’s Sport (could’ve been a Supersport) and a few other gliders. In the last few years I have flown Falcons (2 - 4) and Sport 2s; currently I own a Sport 2 155.