Sorry to hear about your father's passing.
As for my own suggestions, here they are. My perspective is as a roughly 10-year Airventure veteran, with 2 small kids (one who turned 6 at OSH this year and one who is 4). As usual, the show overall was great and the volunteers were wonderful. So I hope this is taken as constructive criticism and not complaining:
1) Hours need to be posted somewhere on the website for:
- Exhibit halls
- Buses (museum, seaplane base, North 40, Camp Scholler)
- Trams (red, yellow, blue, etc.)
- Food vendors (individually, since they are all different). Menus, or at least a rough idea of the type of food available at each site, would be helpful too.
I think SOME, but not all, of the hours for these things were scattered throughout the website. But a lot of times were not published. Especially now with so many people able to check the website from their phones, it would be nice to have this type of information handy in one location online.
2) When hours are defined, they need to be accurate. Someone posted on this forum before the show that trams run until 8pm. In reality, they started shutting down around 7:30. I certainly need the exercise, but walking with the 4 and 6 year old from Vintage to the North 40 because the trams decide to shut down 30 minutes early is not a fun experience. I assume the same is true for those at the other end of the age spectrum (elderly), etc.
3) Along the same lines, it would sure be nice to keep the trams running later than even 8pm; maybe until the Theater in the Woods activities are over. (Again, young kids and older folks may need the help getting from there to the North 40 or red lot areas).
4) The soft ground and mosquitoes were really bad this year, but I'm not sure what EAA could have done about it. I think the volunteers did as good a job as possible considering the circumstances.
Just my $0.02!