Everyone has a different reason for pursuing a career in aviation. Samuel Tong (Francis Ng) and Vincent Ling (Joe Ma) are both senior pilots with Solar Airways. Although they are best friends and colleagues, they also have a friendly rivalry where they both aspire to become the first Chinese captain at Solar. Isabelle “Belle” Lok (Flora Chan) is a flight attendant who fell in love with Samuel when she first met him in Rome but ends up marrying Vincent instead. Zoe So (Myolie Wu) has always wanted to work for the airline after an unforgettable flight. Isaac Tong (Ron Ng) ends up following in older brother Samuel’s footsteps and also becomes a pilot with Solar. Zita Tung (Michelle Ye) is the only female pilot trainee who may have chosen her career to try to find her father. Donald Man (Sammul Chan) follows Zita to become a pilot trainee and realizes that he loves his new career as much as he loves her. Both Chris Tse (Bosco Wong) and Roy Ko (Kenneth Ma) join Solar to find a better life than their poor upbringings. Can the pit and crew of Solar find the lives they seek in the air and on the ground? “Triumph in the Skies” is a 2003 Hong Kong drama series. The sequel “Triumph in the Skies II” followed a decade later in 2013.