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h4. CIMA is the *International Microlight and Paramotor Commission* of the [FAI|http://www.fai.org]

CIMA = *{_}C{_}{*}{_}ommission_ *{_}I{_}{*}{_}nternationale_ _de_ *{_}M{_}{*}{_}icro{_}_\-_{*}{_}A{_}{*}{_}viation_.

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|http://www.fai.org/cima-about-us/cima-organisation/141-cima/34787-cima-delegates|List of CIMA 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|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 home]* 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|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|http://www.fai.org/microlight-and-paramotor].
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h3. Championships
* For future Cat. 1 Championships and their current status, see [Championships - future|cima:Championships - Future]
* For future Cat. 2 Championships, see the [wiki calendar|cima:Calendar] or the [official FAI calendar|http://www.fai.org/cima-events/cima-events-calendar-and-results]
* For past championships, see [Championships - past|cima:Championships - Past]


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h3. CIMA Sub-committees

* [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:]
* [Internal Regulations Sub-committee|cimaInternalRegulations:]

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

* [Continental League Cup working group|cimaContinentalCup:Home]
* [IT working group|cimaWiki:CIMA IT Working Group]
* Slalom Working Group

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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.
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