CIMA is the International Microlight and Paramotor Commission of the FAI - the World Airsports Federation
CIMA = Commission Internationale de Micro-Aviation.
All World Records, World Championships, Continental Championships and some other championships such as the Asian Beach Games are conducted under the direction of CIMA.
CIMA has a large number of delegates from around the World who meet annually at a Plenary meeting, usually in November.
Most CIMA decisions are made at Plenary meetings but much work goes on throughout the rest of the year. Sub-committees and working groups are appointed by the Plenary to do specific work and a [Bureau] consisting of a President, two vice Presidents, a Treasurer and a Secretary is elected by the Plenary to represent CIMA outside of the plenary.
The main purpose of this wiki is to facilitate the collaborative work of the Bureau and the different sub-committees and working groups, and to make their activity and results visible to the air sports community.
There are other uses as well, for example CIMA Delegates can enter national events in the unofficial events calendar and make World record corrections since the data fields were changed in the FAI records database at the beginning of 2010.
For any other official information please refer to the CIMA page at the FAI portal.
CIMA sanctions World, Continental and some other International championships for Microlights and Paramotors.
CIMA defines the rules for Microlight & Paramotor World records. After 27 years of stability the FAI definition of a microlight changed in November 2018 so many World Records are now up for grabs...
Sub committees are permanent groups, the chairman and members are appointed or re-appointed annually by the CIMA Plenary.
CIMA working groups
Working groups are similar to sub-committees except they are established on a temporary basis to address a particular issue and then disband when their work is complete.