Despite the gray skies in Everett, Wash, 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 photos of the event.
The Dreamliner 787 heads out - accompanied by the T-33 chase plane.
On SmartPlanet, see John Dodge's full account of the Dreamliner Gallery tour. Plus, see his gallery of the interior of the Dreamliner.
Credit: Dennis Aubrey, United Technologies (click on any photo to enlarge)