China has contained the pandemic effectively, and people can spend their weekend comfortably in the open again, July 19, 2020. [Photo by LIU FENG/FOR CHINA DAILY] I have had a dream of flying in the sky since my childhood, as my father was a first-generation pilot of China's civil aviation. The airport is overlaid with my childhood memories. My father's career rained great influence on me, and luckily, both my children and I have found civil aviation as the outlet for our ambition. There has sprung up in our family a feeling and attachment stronger than we thought, and we have also witnessed the development and growth of China's civil aviation. In 1950, the fledgling civil aviation industry of the New China had an annual passenger transportation volume of merely 10,000. Only about 30 small aircrafts were in operation, and the total transportation turnover per week was only 1.57 million tons-kilometers. It is through seven decades of hard work that China's civil aviation has progressed to a new stage. The industry has been built from scratch into global operation.