I think the parking spots have adequate clearance for widebody aircraft... provided they're all parked either on the actual stand's nose out line...
Well, in the video, there was a 732 that was parked on stand 2 after the ZA
Anyways... From the 1st inside concrete slab gap, there's 16.5 meters to the parking white line.
From the outermost curved taxy lines to the parking white line is only 15 meters...
The wingspan of the 738 without the winglets is how many meters?
Type: Wingspan / Halfspan
732: 25.35m 12.68m
734: 28.88m 14.44m
738: 34.31m 17.16m (with winglets
320: 34.09m 17.05m
Following the slab gap, or the lining up the outer arc of the parking turn lines, you'd be OK
on the 732 and 73classics, but not on the 738 or 320...
Maybe the captain was a former 732/734 visitor to Lusaka *grin*
At least we know he was <18 meters to the white ground vehicle parking line!
Those parking lines were designed so that if you follow them, no part of your aircraft would leave the apron onto the vehicle parking area.
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And for those obsessed about wingwalkers etc etc - this is Africa: we're thankful for (1) concrete ramps, and (2) JetA1.
That's no excuse... either get wing walkers, don't get too close to the edge, or just ignore the marshaller and watch your wingtips!
On one assignment I spent a few months at an airport designed for 6 F28s in self manouvering, (parrallel parking), and they ended up using it for 8 732s... wing walkers were necessary! Their record was 9, even the airport chief went to the airport as a marshaller (he is also qualified for that, from the past) and wing walker... heck, a few times I was even put in as a wing walker for a jet (once, I needed him to depart safely as he was blocking the way for my aircraft). A few near incidents happened at that airport. So whenever someone was going into the parking stand on the terminal side, all vehicles would stop before the marshaller... especially the fuelling trucks!!!!
Over here, we're thankful for the same thing! Why? At some places, we're worse than Africa... that particular airport was probably worse than Lusaka at one stage... I've had my car almost blown over by a 732, and had seen careless things such as a 737 blowing someone's engine cover onto the runway!