PHOTO GALLERY: Doug Watts: Saline County's own daredevil

Doug Watts, of Benton, smiles from the cockpit of one of his many airplanes. Watts was killed in 1999 while attempting a stunt during a Mississippi air show.Sandra Greenson, sister of the late Doug Watts, stands near her brother’s racing biplane that now hangs in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Saline County at Riverside Park. The plane was donated to the club in hopes of keeping Watts’ memory alive.Daredevil Doug Watts shows off his airplane during a show. Watts was known around the country for being a self-taught pilot, learning the fly planes at the age of 16.Doug Watts stands next to his racing biplane before the start of the Saline County Christmas Parade. Watts was well known for his airplane trickery, often flying over Bernard Holland Park while performing an array of stunts. He also was the owner of Doug’s Donuts in Benton.Doug Watts takes his new airplane for a trip after purchasing the aircraft in California. Watts was a self-taught stunt pilot, often putting on air shows at the Saline County Airport.Doug Watts stands next to his racing biplane after giving it a new paint scheme. Watts set the world-record for speed in his division during the Reno Air Races at 239 miles per hour.