Student pilot here. Check ride is in a couple weeks.>>1404042
Most small, uncontrolled airports, you can just walk right up. The planes are unlocked too (albeit without keys).>You can't. Not that it's illegal but you will get in the cockpit and have no idea what to do and if you manage to make it off the runway you will probably crash.
Agree with this. You won't be able to.
I've been working on my license since February. The place I'm at in the northeast rents Piper Warriors for $135/hr (including fuel), and the instructor is $55/hr. For my cross country solos, I didn't need to pay for my instructor. All in all, I have ~65 hours now, so I'm nearing ~$13,000 all in.
The FAA DPE is going to be another $500, as well as $150 for the knowledge test.
Best experience of my entire life. Would 100% recommend, and I'm going to continue to pursue my instrument rating after.
Pic is related, from a solo flight on Saturday.