Legal flying?

I have recently been looking into taking a flight for my birthday. I have not taken any lessons for a PPL, but I want to be at the control most of the time. Can I do this?


There’s usually a briefing before and after the flight, the flight
instructor will do the takeoff and landing, but the rest of the time the
CFI is off of the controls and verbally guiding you through basic maneuvers.



I’m sorry but I have to ask, you say you have no flight experience but think you should be able to be in control of an aircraft? Do you really think that’s a good idea?