The point I'm trying to make is it is not beyond the realms of possibility to form a group and start buying airfields as they come on the market.
These have been discussed before, but there are two issues:
1. The money representative organisations hold is about 4-5 figures (low end). One airfield alone costs 6-7 figures depending on location. So a completely different order of magnitude.
2. Buying it from someone else just transfers ownership/power and interests from one person or group to another. If they get bored, have other grand interests, or want to sell it on, they can do that, or run it into the ground or ban movements for any reason or no reason at all.
The key to resolve all this is to pass sufficient legislation such that aerodromes of all sizes that are open to the public have a duty to reliably remain accessible to all users and FBOs within reason.
Without protection laws, GA will just be hung off the strings of a few dozen landowners or investment companies who can shut it all down depending which side of the bed they wake up....
If we don't take part in protecting GA access to infrastructure, the smaller aerodromes will be built over, the larger aerodromes will have exorbitant handling fees and awkward procedures, and airspace will be over-classified to Class A everywhere.