About the FAI Microlight and Paramotor Commission (CIMA)

All FAI microlight and paramotor international championships, competitions and record activities are conducted under the direction of the FAI Microlight Commission (CIMA). CIMA stands for "Comité International de Micro Aviation".


The FAI Microlight and Paramotor Commission meets once a year at an annual meeting to discuss and work on the development of sport parachuting, rules changes and sporting events (decision on venues for future events, appointment of organising committees, etc.). 

Each FAI Member Country may appoint a Delegate with the right to vote at the Plenary Meeting.


Between annual meetings, the FAI Microlight Commission is run by the Bureau, which consists of the President, four Vice Presidents, the Treasurer and the Secretary.

The Bureau is elected during the annual meeting of the FAI Microlight Commission.


Each FAI Member Country can appoint a Delegate to the FAI Microlight and Paramotor Commission and participate in the work of the commission.


Subcommittees are set up by the FAI Microlight and Paramotor Commission. They have specific terms of reference (TOR) for their work and responsibilities. These TOR are approved by the CIMA Annual Meeting.

Working Groups

Working Groups are temporarily established by the FAI Microlight and Paramotor Commission to study and report on specific matters or proposals.

Go to the Organisation page to get the list of all Bureau Members, Delegates, Subcommittees and Working Groups.


FAI Medals and Diplomas are awarded each year at the Opening Ceremony of the annual FAI General Conference.

The FAI Awards for microlights and paramotor are the following:

  • The Colibri Diploma
  • The Ann Welch Diploma


The FAI maintains files of all aviation records and the FAI Microlight and Paramotor Commission lays down the requirements for class conformity and flight verification where parachuting is concerned. The requirements are to be found in Section 10 of the Sporting Code.

Access the database and consult the current and past microlights Records.

Rules & other documents

The FAI Microlight and Paramotor Commission establishes and maintains rules and criteria for FAI microlight and paramotor competitions and records, FAI colibri badges, security at world events and technical standards.

Go to the Documents page to get the latest edition of those documents.

Events Calendar


Check out the calendar for all FAI Microlights events.