Diamond DA40 N557AF

  • 2003
  • Constant-speed propeller
  • Approach coupling autopilot
  • Technologically advanced aircraft
  • 136 ktas Max Cruise
  • 780 nm Max Range
Folding Rear Seats for golf clubs, skis, and/or snowboards
Max Cruise SpeedMax RangeMax Operating AltitudeMax Climb Sea LevelVne
136 ktas780 nm14,000 ft730 fpm163 kias
Dual Garmin GNS430 Color IFR GPSAutopilot/Flight Guidance System Bendix/King KAP140*Vertical Navigation (VNAV)*Two-axis approach coupling autopilot with vertical speed and altitude preselect.
Engine ManufacturerEngine ModelHorsepowerPropeller Type
Textron Lycoming(1) IO-360-L2A1802 blade metal, fixed pitch
FuelMax Usable FuelUsable Fuel TabsMax Gross Takeoff WeightBasic Empty WeightEmpty ArmUseful LoadMax Luggage Weight
100LL53 Gal35 Gal2550 lbs1776.10 lbs41.92773.9 lbs120 lbs

Fuel Included1 Overnight rental available2

Checkout Requirements

Aircraft checkout procedures require a minimum of a Biennial Flight Review* for first time renters – minimum of 1hr-2hrs of flight & 1hr-2hrs of ground instruction for current & proficient pilots. A successful aircraft checkout at the end of a scheduled BFR/Checkout session is not guaranteed by default, subject to pilot performance within his-or-her minimum FAA private-pilot & rated standards and at the discretion of the Sawyer Aviation Instructor. A checkout is required for each model of aircraft to be rented (solo). Sawyer Aviation graduates who have received a rating at Sawyer Aviation, within the preceding 12-months in the same model of aircraft to be rented, may automatically meet steps 3 & 4 of the checkout requirements. Flights to Canada, Mexico or Caribbean allowed
NOTE: No pilot minimums apply to flights with a Sawyer Aviation Instructor.
*BFR may be substituted with IPC & VFR maneuvers at instructor’s discretion. Pilots must hold a current third-class medical, have a valid credit card on-file & sign an aircraft rental agreement prior to any rental, solo or dual flight.

Minimum Pilot Requirements

  1. FAA Private Pilot License & current medical


  1. Review of Sawyer Aviation rental policies & procedures
  2. Assessment of aeronautical knowledge
  3. Aircraft performance, systems, procedures & limitations
  4. Aircraft normal, abnormal & emergency maneuvers

1Fuel purchased away from point of departure is credited to rental and deducted from rental charges.2Overnight parking, landing fees, etc. are client responsibility. Three-hour daily minimum required per 24-hr period commencing from time of day when aircraft reservation begins (Example: 5:00pm Friday through 12:00pm Sunday = one full 24-hr period).3Checkout process includes biennial flight review (BFR) and instrument competency check (IPC) if instrument rated. Aircraft checkout valid for 12-months from the date of completion. Existing customer seeking a checkout to fly additional Sawyer Aviation aircraft only need perform steps 3 & 4 of the checkout process after first aircraft checkout is complete.

For more information contact Sawyer Aviation at (480) 922-5221 (option 3).

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