This dismiss-boosting trick (which I didn't invent!*) is obviously also very helpful for anyone trying to drive the SRV into orbit (or just very very fast). If you did this from the top of a big mountain, you could get into orbital cruise and drift away from the planet, or on a planet with a small enough radius / orbital velocity you might be able to get a true circular orbit in a single leap. More testing needed.
*Dismiss-boosting has been around for a while. I credit Bruski most recently with reminding me of it when I saw his shenanigans in Falling With Style that inspired me to play around with it myself.
You know OP, the same tactics could be used for when space legs and escape pods are added... Damn, now I'm imagining all the crazy things one could do with an open cargo bay and dedication! GG, OP! +1 rep