Sadly, new Drone Regulations in Chile by the DGAC (Chilean Aviation Authority) demand a series of requirements (detailed in the following questions), that makes it virtually impossible for an independent person to get a Drone flight permit to fly commercially (like filming for a documentary).
New regulations by the Chilean Aviation Authority, demands that every commercial drone operation (like filming), works under a Chilean “AOC” Certified company with a Pilot that is registered under that company and holder of a Chilean Drone License. The Drone/UAV must also be registered by the same Company.
Yes, but only after registering the Drone with a Certified AOC Company. We also provide this service. The drone must be registered physically in Chile at least 20 days before its use and have Chilean insurance (even if it has an international insurance). For convenience, we have virtually every drone available ready to fly and available for rent.
Yes, this should be done at least 10 business days before the flight. The test is taken in Spanish on a computer at the DGAC (Chilean Aviation Authority) facilities in Santiago de Chile. We also provide our own pilots.
Yes. All registered Chilean drones include a mandatory Chilean Liability Insurance. However, this insurance covers up to roughly USD$200.000 in liability. For higher amounts, our clients usually add their own insurances. The chilean insurance does not cover drone damage.
No. All AOC Companies are bound to the Chilean regulations. However, our experience with top brands like Netflix and BBC have led us to provide a comprehensive and complete service that meet the highest safety and quality standards.
Our Pilots are well trained and very professional, rarely having an accident that causes the loss of the Drone. However, accidents happen. The production is only responsible for drone damage if they want a high risk shoot like filming from a boat or under adverse weather conditions.
We offer a second Inspire 2 or spare Mavic 2 drones. In case of an accident, we will send the second one for free (minus shipping cost). But the production still needs to cover the damage or loss of the original drone in the mentioned cases. The production can also take both drones with them at a convenient rate.
Chronos Cinema is a production company based in Chile and Los Angeles, CA. We make award winning films across the world and provide services to film mainly in Chile and the United States.
We have been working with the main international productions companies and content creators for almost 10 years. We understand their needs as well as their budget, safety procedures and flexibility requirements.
Our prices are in line with the local industry, and often cheaper, but we do not sacrifice in Safety and Regulations, making us a comprehensive service for productions that work with the highest Insurance and safety standards.