The Dreamliner's first flight; Reports from the scene

Despite the gray skies, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner left the ground at 10:27 a.m. PT on its maiden flight. Smartplanet's John Dodge was there and provided these photos of the event.

Despite the gray skies, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner left the ground at 10:27 a.m. PT on its maiden flight. Smart Planet's John Dodge was there and provided these photos of the event.

Here's Dodge's recap on Smart Planet and Twitter.

And the gallery:

The Dreamliner 787 heads out - accompanied by the T-33 chase plane.

787 chief test pilot Mike Carriker can be seen through the front window.

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