Drone regulations in Chile

A list of drone regulations and links for drone pilots in Chile

Chilean Regulations Overview:

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Is a registration necessary?

You need to have Registration.
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Recreational use of drones allowed?

Yes, it is allowed.
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Is drone insurance mandatory?

It is recommended.
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Commercial use of drones permitted?

Yes, but with conditions.
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Does the drone need a badge?

Recommended
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Maximum Altitude:

130 metters
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Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.
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Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from Arports.

Drone regulations in Chile

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When you decide travel and fly your drone you need to be inform about the drone regulations in Chile about this. Always read the latest rules and information on the official web pages.

Main responsive authorities

Contacts

dirdgac@dgac.cl / +56 2 2439 2000

Main Drone Regulations in Chile:

General Drone Rules for Flying a Drone in Chile

Our advise is always to be up to date with the latest news and conditions before you decide and perform a drone flight.

– The drone pilot must be registered and to have Authorization from the DGAC. 

– You can fly only one UAV at one time.

– Fly only in good weather conditions. 

– Keep the visual line of sight with the drone. 

– Maximum allowed distance between the pilot and the drone – 500 meters.

 – Maximum allowed height of flight – 130 meters. 

 – Distance to any people not participating in the drone operation – 30 meters away and 20 meters over.

 – Flying over firefighting areas is forbidden. 

 – Distance to any Airport – at least 2 kilometres. 

 – Flying over Military facilities and government objects – is forbidden. 

 – Torres del Paine National Park and other areas in the “No drone zone” – are forbidden for drone flights. 

For more information on drone regulations in Chile, see this document created by the DGAC.

Registration for flying a drone in Chile

Each drone pilot must have a registration card. To become registered in the DGAC you need to provide the following information:

 –  The serial number of the drone, Brand and Model;

 –  Details about Manufacturer and the production country. 

  – Take off-weight (maximum);

  – Morotization’s type; 

  – Functions for autonomous flights. 

  – Photos of the UAV ( 15-20 colored jpeg photos);

  – Demonstration of the emergency parachute in an emergency situation. 

  – After you submit this information, you will get the Registration Card. You have to keep it and it will be valid for the next 12 months. After that, you have to renew it.

Licensing the drone pilot:

To become a licensed drone pilot in Chile you need to:

 – Be at least 18 years old. 

 – Pass an Exam ( written – on DAN 151, DAN 91, Aerodynamics and Meteorology). You need at least 75% success for getting License.

 – The license is valid for the next 12 months and after that, you need to renew it.  

You can read all requirements in this document issued by the DGAC. Be informed about the lates drone regulations in Chile.

Some tourist travel tips for Chile

Tokanao

Tokanao is a village in the northern part of Chile, located at 2485 meters above sea level, near the Atacama Desert and the Andes mountain range. The air is extremely dry, which creates a condition for its perfect transparency and with the naked eye you can see the salt deposits even at 70 km. distance.

The village is like a small oasis in the heart of the salt desert. The buildings are built entirely of stone of volcanic origin, with which nature abounds here. The name Tokanao means stone. Despite the lunar landscape of the surrounding area, the village is famous for its orchards and flower alleys. The most remarkable building in Tokanao is the church, whose bell tower was erected in 1750.

The Atacama is 15 million years old, and NASA experts are using it to test their technology for future missions to Mars. Beneath the thick and rough crust, layered with salt and dust in the valley, is a lake that contains one of the largest lithium deposits in the world.

Tokanao is a flower in the heart of the most barren desert in the world. Surrounded by the salt lakes and fields of the Atacama, the village offers both ghostly white views and conditions for rest and relaxation.

Vina del Mar

Viña del Mar is a resort town in Chile, located in the central part of the country on the Pacific coast and is close to Valparaiso. With its 300,000 inhabitants, the city is the fourth largest in the country. Translated from Spanish, its name means “vineyard by the sea”.

The resort has gained worldwide fame with its long stretches of white sandy beaches and turquoise ocean waters. In addition to conditions for sea tourism, Vina del Mar offers its visitors cozy parks and gardens with lots of greenery and fountains. The symbol of the city is the huge clock, the numbers of which are made of blooming flowers. The botanical garden and the racetrack are visited by tens of thousands of tourists all year round.

Easter Island

Easter Island is an island possession of Chile, located in the Pacific Ocean and is 3600 km away. in a westerly direction from the country. The island is formed by three volcanoes, and the locals are only 3800.

The first European to set foot on the mysterious island was Jakob Rogeven. This happened on April 5, 1722, Easter, whence the name of the island. Later, the ships of James Cook and LaPerouse docked at this place.

The island is famous for its moai – upright stone statues in the shape of human heads. The unique monoliths are over 900 and are from 1 m to over 11 m high. The faces of the silent inhabitants are characterized by unusually long and sharp noses and elongated ears. Dozens of unfinished statues still stand in the stone quarry, as if the unknown sculptures had suddenly left their studio. To this day, it is not clear for what purpose the bizarre stone heads were made and what happened to their creators, who failed to complete what they started.

In the crater of the largest volcano is the ceremonial village of Orongo, which is 53 stone houses without doors and windows. There is a legend that after a 1-2 minute stay in one of the houses a person’s eyes begin to see in the dark.

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