Drone Laws in Chile
On this page, you will learn which rules apply to drone pilots in Chile.
In Chile, you are only allowed to operate a multicopter without registration if you just fly in uninhabited areas. Otherwise, you will need to register your drone with the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC). When registering, the following information must be provided:
- Manufacturer of the copter and production country
- Brand, model, and serial number
- Number of rotors
- The maximum takeoff weight
- Details of the technical equipment (e.g., camera)
- Autonomous flight functions
- Colored photo of the copter in the image size 10 x 15 cm in jpg format
After registration, you will receive a registration card, which you should always carry with you in Chile. The registration is valid for 12 months and must be renewed afterward.
For flights in populated areas you also need a remote pilot license, for which you have to take a test. You also need to apply for a permit for each flight. You can find more information here.
Overview: Drone rules in Chile
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Further rules in Chile
The use of multicopters in Chile is only possible within visual line of sight.
Up to a take-off weight of 750 grams and for private purposes, you are not required to register with the DGAC, as long as you do not fly in public/endanger anyone and your drone does not fly higher than all obstacles within a radius of 50 meters.
Your drone should keep a distance of 2 kilometers to airports.
Bystanders must always be at a vertical distance of 20 meters and a horizontal distance of 30 meters.
The operation of drones is prohibited if manned aircraft are used for firefighting at that location.
When entering Chile, you are asked to declare your drone on the customs form.
In Chile, you are required to look at the current NOTAM before starting your drone.
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Chile to the best of our knowledge. We cannot guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in Chile!