We know the models are interchangeable between our ships and ground characters, since some of us flew on ground maps on our ships back in Beta Testing. So we could reproduce that and fly around ground maps. And Cryptic could take it further where we avoid NPCs by flying through ventilation shafts or Jefferies Tubes. Maybe we fly into equipment we normally wouldn't see, like offline plasma conduits.
To me, it would be different and fun enough to do! What you say?