By the way, if all you want to do is fly around in Star Trek ships, STO has a free demo. There is no time limitation, you can play it forever; however you'll rapidly (I.E. the first hour of play) reach a level cap and receive no new missions. But you will be able to fly around almost every zone, visit the various starbases, etc.
That sounds cool - do you have full access to the character builder? I'd quite like to take my time building a cast of characters before I subscribe.