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.
When I tried the STO demo it would only let me into the Sol system and the "sector space".
Have they changed it?
Hmm, having been subscribed since before launch, I've never played the demo. It may be I misunderstood the information given to me. I believe you are correct, it's restricted to sector FS001 and the Sol system. Good catch, thanks.