On 25 February 2012, Velta finished second in the World Skiflying Championship in Vikersund behind Robert Kranjec. He made his debut in the World Cup in March 2010 in Oslo, where he finished 43rd. The week before he had recorded his best placements in the Continental Cup, with a sixth and a fifth place in the same city. He first finished among the top 30 in the World Cup with a 17th place from December 2010 in Lillehammer. He followed up with a 10th place the next day.