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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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h4. CIMA is the *International Microlight and Paramotor Commission* of the *[FAI|https://www.fai.org]* - the World Airsports Federation

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. For any other official information pease refer to the [CIMA page at the FAI portal|http://www.fai.org/microlight/] .
CIMA = *{_}C{_}{*}{_}ommission_ *{_}I{_}{*}{_}nternationale_ _de_ *{_}M{_}{*}{_}icro{_}_\-_{*}{_}A{_}{*}{_}viation_.

*[CIMA Bureau|bureau:CIMA Bureau]*
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All *World Records*, *World Championships*, *Continental Championships* and some other championships such as the Asian Beach Games are conducted under the direction of CIMA.

h5. Permanent CIMA Sub-committees
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. 

* Microlight Sub-Committee
* Paramotor Sub-Committee
* Section 10 Working Group
* Flight Recorder Approval Committee
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. 

h5. Temporary CIMA Sub-committees
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.

* Paramotor Precision Committee
* Internal Regulations Committee
* [Ranking System Committee|ranking:CIMA Ranking System Committee]
* [Internet Presence Committee|wiki:CIMA Internet Presence Committee]
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.

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._

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* 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..._

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

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

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* [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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h5. Forthcoming championships

* [European Microlight Championship 2010, Sywell, United Kingdom|EMC2010:European Microlight Championship 2010]
* World Air Games 2011, Odense, Denmark (to be confirmed)
* [World Microlight Championship 2011, Beer Sheva, Israel|WMC2011:World Microlight Championship 2011]
* [World Paramotor Championshio 2011, Daejeon, Korea|WPC2011:World Paramotor Championship 2011]
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