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CIMA is the *International Microlight and Paramotor Commission* of FAI (_Commission Internationale_ _de_ _Micro{_}_\-_{_}Aviation_). CIMA stands for FAI's microlight and paramotor activities, in particular World Records and International Competitions, are conducted under the direction of CIMA.
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The main purpose of this wiki is to facilitate the collaborative work of the Bureau and the different sub-committees, and to make their activity and results visible to the air sports communnity.
h4. CIMA is the *International Microlight and Paramotor Commission* of the *[FAI|https://www.fai.org]* - the World Airsports Federation

[The CIMA Bureau|bureau:CIMA Bureau]
CIMA = *{_}C{_}{*}{_}ommission_ *{_}I{_}{*}{_}nternationale_ _de_ *{_}M{_}{*}{_}icro{_}_\-_{*}{_}A{_}{*}{_}viation_.

CIMA Sub-committees
* Microlight Sub-Committee
* Paramotor Sub-Committee
* Section 10 Working Group
* Flight Recorder Approval Committee
* Paramotor Precision Committee
* Internal Regulations Committee
* Ranking System Committee
* [CIMA Internet Presence Committee|wiki:CIMA Internet Presence Committee]
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|https://www.fai.org/page/cima-delegates] from around the World who meet annually at a *[Plenary|cimaPlenaries:]* meeting, usually in November. 

Forthcoming championships
* European Microlight Championship 2010, Sywell, United Kingdom
* World Microlight Championship 2011, Beer Sheva, Israel
* World Paramotor Championshio 2011, Daejeon, Korea
Most CIMA decisions are made at Plenary meetings but much work goes on throughout the rest of the year. *[Sub-committees|cima:Who is who#Members of permananent CIMA sub-committees]* and *[working groups|cima:Who is who#Members of temporary CIMA working groups]* are appointed by the Plenary to do specific work and a *[Bureau|cimaBureau:CIMA 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.
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There are other uses as well, for example CIMA Delegates can enter national events in the [unofficial events calendar|Calendar] and make [World record corrections|World record corrections] since the data fields were changed in the FAI records database at the beginning of 2010.
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For any other official information please refer to the [CIMA page at the FAI portal|https://www.fai.org/commission/cima].
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h3. Championships
_CIMA sanctions World, Continental and some other International championships for Microlights and Paramotors._

* For future Category 1 Championships and their current status, see [Championships - future|cima:Championships - Future]
* For future Category 2 Championships, see the [wiki calendar|cima:Calendar] or the [official FAI calendar|https://www.fai.org/page/cima-events]
* For past championships, see [Championships - past|cima:Championships - Past]

h3. Records

_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..._

* [Current Microlight & Paramotor World Records|https://www.fai.org/page/cima-records]

h3. CIMA Sub-committees
_Sub committees are permanent groups, the chairman and members are appointed or re-appointed annually by the CIMA Plenary._


* [Microlight Sub-Committee|cimaMicrolight:]
* [Paramotor Sub-Committee|cimaParamotor:]
* [Section 10 Sub-Committee|cimaS10:Section 10 sub-committee]
* [Flight Recorder Approval Committee|cimaFrac:FRAC Home]
* [World Air Games (microlights) Sub-committee|cimaWAGmicrolights:]
* [World Air Games (paramotors) Sub-committee|cimaWAGparamotors:]



h3. 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._

* [World League Cup working group|cimaContinentalCup:CIMA World League Cup]
* [IT working group|cimaWiki:CIMA IT Working Group]
* [Paramotor Endurance Championships Working group|endu:Paramotor Endurance Championships]
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