So here are a few tips. First, take the time to scan the list of exhibitors one by one. It's one of the most boring things you'll do, but the catalog of exhibitors is a failsafe checklist for any and all manufacturers, service providers and anything else you'll find under the big top at Oshkosh. Once you've ticked off or highlighted all the must-sees, highlight their locations in the outdoor exhibit areas or the exhibit halls. That way, you can move in logical fashion from one to the next -- and be prepared for your visit. This year is the first for a major redesign of the show grounds, so even veterans will have to do some homework to get their bearings. Unashamed commercial message -- be sure to stop by the new location for the Flying Magazine tent nearby the control tower Sure, it's great fun to just wander and be surprised by what you find in the next tent or booth, but remember -- the show only lasts a week.