When executing Tail Copter, Tails says "Here I go", before using his signature twin tails as propellers, and begins flying through the air. This allows Tails to quickly move through the air in all directions, and reach places that that his rivals cannot. Tails can fly through the air for as long as there is energy in the Signature Meter, which begins to deplete once Tails Copter is active. In gameplay, to keep Tails airborne, the player has to press repeatedly; for each press on , Tails will ascend in midair, but if not pressed for a while, Tails will begin to descend.
As with every other Signature Move in Sonic Rivals 2, Metal Sonic can perform this move when using his own Signature Move, Copycat, while racing against Tails. However, instead of copying Tails' twin tails to achieve flight, Metal Sonic uses his built-in rocket engine to gain flight.