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First off, Congrats on getting Hercs. I have a couple months left now and the info that you quoted me from is accurate for this year. You'll see when you check in from MATSG. There is also a wait for the ATU right now as well(6-8 months). BTW if I understand correctly there is only one slot left until Nov this year; Just by counting the people I know of in the pool and in VT-31 there are only 12 Studs (that selected FY09), so that comes close to the 14 slots I heard about. Good luck, if you need any gouge let me know.
Navy flight students can't select C-130's when they complete flight school. There are only in a handful of Navy reserve squadrons that fly them and they don't take people directly from flight school. There was an exception to the rule a few years ago but that was a 'once in 20 years' instance.