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How? A friend called the FAA and asked "Is there any law or regulation against strafing the ocean with a machine gun?" and the FAA informed him they were aware of no such prohibition. So, he piloted while his girlfriend practiced area denial techniques from the passenger seat on the Atlantic. Made some neat videos as well.Putting a shotgun on a platform is probably ok. Putting one on a UAV, on the other hand, might be problematic.
Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in Stow and Springfield. NES Field trip on 2/17. Have to apply by the end of this week. Not sure how often they run these exams.
As to the Cannon exam - A local cannoneer (RIP) told me the exam was an old fashioned blue book, with one question given: Write down the loading and firing sequence for a cannon.
Thought the "cannon license" was only required for public cannon shooting displays, not for owning or shooting a cannon at a range privately.