A Drone Pilot is an assignment given out at the Ceremony of Twelve. Asher receives this position in the movie. He is forced to pick up Jonas with a drone, but later sets him free. Although in the book, Asher receives the assignment of assistant recreation director.
The Drone Pilot is one of the major differences between the book and movie. In the book, Asher was a fun, always happy, positive kid, hence getting the recreation director. However in the movie, all his personality is taken away. There really is no reason for Asher to be a Drone Pilot. In the book, there was nothing known as a drone pilot.
Known Drone Pilots