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WATCH: Global News tags along for the Grey Cup’s flight to the stadium

WINNIPEG — Before the Grey Cup was handed out for the 103rd time, the CFL’s top prize took a special flight.

Fans carried the cup from the RBC Convention Centre to the Forks where it was carefully loaded into the STARS air ambulance.

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Once fans made it to Investors Group Field on buses, the STARS helicopter flew to the area and landed just outside of the stadium.

Global News was the only television camera allowed along for the ride.

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The STARS Air Ambulance arrives at the Forks to pick up the Grey Cup. Josh Arason / Global News
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The Grey Cup is loaded into the Stars Air Ambulance. Josh Arason / Global News
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The Grey Cup is loaded into the Stars Air Ambulance. Josh Arason / Global News
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The Grey Cup is loaded into the Stars Air Ambulance. Josh Arason / Global News
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The Grey Cup is loaded into the Stars Air Ambulance. Josh Arason / Global News
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The Grey Cup is loaded into the Stars Air Ambulance. Josh Arason / Global News
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Global cameraman Josh Arason gets the chance to pose with the Grey Cup and STARS Air Ambulance before it lands at Investors Group Field. Global News
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The Grey Cup arrives at Investors Group Field. Josh Arason / Global News
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The Grey Cup arrives at Investors Group Field. Josh Arason / Global News
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The Grey Cup arrives at Investors Group Field. Josh Arason / Global News

From there it was taken out and brought into the building ahead of the big game between the Ottawa Redblacks and the Edmonton Eskimos.

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“This is some pretty precious cargo,” said one of STARS crew members who was on the flight. “When we are doing our medical flights, every patient is special, it is tremendously important but this is a different kind of special. You’ve got this symbol of Canadian sports, this icon of Canada in the helicopter and the biggest thing in the back of my mind was don’t screw this up.”

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