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h4. CIMA is the *International Microlight and Paramotor Commission* of the *[FAI|]* - the World Airsports Federation

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|] from around the World who meet annually at a *[Plenary|cimaPlenaries:]* 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]* 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|].

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All CIMA Delegates are encouraged to login, add to, and edit this wiki. It is not hard to use and there’s quite an extensive help section to get you started. Delegates will also find a lot more information than is available to unregistered users. The message is simple: *Don't be scared to break it, you can't. Use it, magic follows.*

Wikipedia is an example of how the right tool has promoted the creation of a colossal piece of knowledge, it's almost like magic.

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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|]
* 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|]

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._

* [IT working group|cimaWiki:CIMA IT Working Group]
* [Paramotor Endurance format Working group|endu:Paramotor Endurance WG]
* [Paramotor safety working group|cimaParamotor:Paramotor safety WG]
* [Microlight format working group|cimaMicrolight:Microlight format WG]