Chasing the magic dragon: Plane spotter Vaughn Davis at the China International Airshow - UPDATED

"Actual Middle Eastern General buying actual missile"
Idealog’s resident aviation geek is in the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai this week to attend the China International Airshow.

Hamilton firm Pacific Aerospace is demonstrating two of its P750-XSTOL aeroplanes and announcing a joint venture to build the planes in China with the Beijing General Aviation Company (BGAC). Vaughn travelled with the assistance of NZTE and China Southern Airlines.

Below is a series of video blogs that Vaughn has taken on his trip so far. 

All about the China International Airshow

What you can buy

A quick look at the P750-XSTOL

P750-XSTOL taxiing out 

Missiles! Of all shapes and sizes

Pacific Aerospace CEO Damian Camp on the joint venture and ownership deal with Beijing Automotive

Damian Camp on the sales made in China since the announcement of its joint venture

Trade Minister Tim Groser on what the Pacific Aerospace joint venture means for New Zealand

Pilots view of the P750-XSTOL

Banquets are for drinking

Vaughn's morning run

Auckland based Chinese social media consultant Simon Young on making business connections in China

Len Brown in Guangzhou