Ok, to shed more light on the topic, here´s an official statement from Cirrus:
The Cirrus CAPS system was designed for one purpose- to bring the airplane and its occupants to the ground safely during an in-flight emergency. It was not designed for, nor has it ever been tested as an Air Brake, in the case of an aborted takeoff or missed landing.
Although there have been successful CAPS deployments well under the recommended 1000 ft AGL minimum, is takes about 8-10 seconds for the full canopy to open. There is absolutely no way that deploying the parachute in the situation you described would have any positive effect. In fact, in 2008, a pilot in Italy ran out of fuel during Long Final, and deployed the CAPS system. Because the system is designed so that the airplane initially noses over until the Reefing Line Cutters release the rear harness, this only ensured that the airplane hit the ground nose down instead of anything resembling a glide.
In other words, deploying the CAPS in the situation you described would likely cause more harm than good.
Please let me know if you have any further questions.
Field Service Manager – Europe
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On Feb 3, 2016, at 10:45 PM, Dr. Oliver Brock <email@example.com> wrote:
we operate a SR20 in our flying club.
Whats the official opinion of Cirrus about activating CAPS on or near the ground, eg after an aborted takeoff and not enough space for manual braking… or a too landing and a missed go around.?
What of the Cirrus was 10-30 ft agl and you pull the chute?
Some people say they would do everything to destroy kinetic energy, some say, the chute would deploy too late and even if it does sonint ime, it would prevent to control the ac laterally by pulling on its tail.
It would be great if you could forward that question to your flight training dpt and let me know their answer.
Dr Oliver Brock