No, they are not constructing a landing strip behind Ed and Ann Taylor’s home on U.S. Highway 2 east of Manistique. While traveling from Kenosha, Wis., to Mackinac Island, the crew aboard a helicopter had to make an emergency landing on the beach behind the Taylor home Monday. The helicopter spent the night there while it waited for a mechanic to be flown up on Tuesday. The Taylor family didn’t mind the unexpected visit, as they enjoyed meeting the pilot and getting an up close and personal tour of the aircraft. Above, the Taylor men look on as the mechanic gets to work diagnosing the problem. Left, Cody Taylor, the pilot, Jim, and Ryan Taylor after their surprise helicopter ride. The boys’ mother, Ann, also had the opportunity to get an aerial view of their home and the Manistique community. 45p2.jpg