Why did you make your first jump and how old were you when you made your first jump? in General Skydiving Discussions December 31, 2018 12-23-84 first jump. 17 years old. Unless you count the 24 jumps my mother made with me in 1967 before I was born. Why, grew up on a DZ, in a way had no choice, but ultimately, waited 17 years wanting to jump! Packed T10's for .50 while waiting to be old enough. Would not trade growing up on a DZ for anything during that time!