There is a great photo of a SR20 under full BRS canopy on the Cirrus website. I see the photo every day because it is my screensaver. The photo shows the plane descending towards the desert and the chute fully deployed. Of note is the high visibility International Orange paint on the wingtips and tips of the 3 tail surfaces. I realize that this was for certification testing/photography/documentation purposes and that light colors are best on composite structures.
Here in the Los Angeles Basin a white or light colored plane might as well be camoflaged since it blends in with the summer muck and haze we call air. My question is this: If the tail surface tips, wing tips and wheel pants are non-structural, can I get them painted this color to increase my visibility? Your thoughts please.